Ricky Gervais Is Receiving Criticism For Some Transphobic Tweets

December 22, 2019 / Posted by:

Ricky Gervais is known for his edgy humor and his general demeanor of two fingers aloft if you can’t take a joke, guvna. Like using the n-word for giggles! (So many shrieky giggles.) Ricky Gervais stayed the course this week when he came to the defense of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling’s support of some transphobic lady who got fired with some transphobic tweets of his own. When in doubt, Ricky doubles down!

People reports that J.K. Rowling took some heat for tweeting her support of fired British researcher Maya Forstater, who was let go from her job for expressing anti-transgender sentiments. Maya Forstater lost a court hearing this week challenging her firing. Ricky Gervais inserted his blindingly white caps into the matter forgetting that we don’t fuck with JK anymore ever since she revealed that wizards use magic to poop. No one asked, J.K.

The tweet that Gervais replied to contained a link to a satirical article that was written from the “perspective” of a transgender woman.

And if certain parts of your body didn’t cringe from that, don’t panic. Ricky Gervais stayed the course and revealed exactly what he thinks of trans people and even my toenails are cringing now.

When a Twitter user responded to Gervais’ tweet writing, “Kindness is magic,” the comedian replied: “Exactly. We need to protect the rights of women. Not erode them because some men have found a new cunning way to dominate and demonize an entire sex.”

Perhaps realizing that his gig as being the celeb who has hosted the most Golden Globes Awards might be in jeopardy after tweeting that mess, Ricky Gervais spent the weekend backpedaling. (He’s hosting the 77th Golden Globes on January 5.)

Oh, and…

“Just checking you realize my tweet was sarcasm,” Gervais added in another reply. “Not a problem either way, but I don’t want you to look silly.”

Ricky also defended himself by comparing his tweets to Game of Thrones and mentioned other comedy killers that he’s been trying to resurrect at the behest of no one.

“I fear that some people’s inability to discuss sensitive or contentious issues without insult or threat will lead to society ending like a battle scene from Game of Thrones,” the star wrote in another tweet on Saturday. “Hopefully, science, truth & common sense has all the dragons.”

In a separate response, Gervais added: “I also make jokes about AIDS, Cancer, Famine and The Holocaust. Those things do a bit of harm too. But jokes don’t. Have a nice day.”

Well, that’s that. Ricky’s had the last word. He’s really made his case. That case being British celebrities need to hire better PR flacks who will rip their phones out of their hands before letting their clients tweet.

Pic: Wenn.com

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