Once again, British comedian Ricky Gervais is in trouble! But what is it about this time?
Well, the actor is now being slammed for a “disgusting” transgender joke he made at one of his stand-up comedy gigs and it has caused quite a divide in opinion. Read on to see what he said…
And there’s no denying that there’s certainly a mixed opinion about him.
Gervais was first placed under the spotlight when he wrote and starred in The Office in 2001.
The sitcom was hugely successful in the U.K and even though it only ran for 2 seasons, it ultimately lead to the creation of The Office (U.S) which is one of our country’s favorite sitcoms.
Gervais went on to write and star in Extras…
And he embarked on countless stand-up performances and comedy shows that were very popular among his fans.
And this has most certainly been proven from his numerous gigs of hosting the Golden Globe Awards!
With him poking fun and calling out sensitive subjects such as the Harvey Weinstein case, Jeffrey Epstein’s death, and all in all, how Hollywood celebrities are all the same shallow and narrow-minded people with no sense of reality.
Gervais’ most recent production is perhaps his most successful since The Office.
After Life aired on Netflix in 2018…
And fans fell head over heels in love with the dark comedy that Gervais both wrote and starred in.
And Gervais’ character of a man trying to heal after the death of his wife spoke volumes to so many fans all around the world.
After Life was a shift in tone compared to Gervais’ usual acting style…
And the show addressed these subjects in a tasteful way without causing offense.
Meaning that everything he says or does on social media is immediately placed under the world’s spotlight.
And it’s all over an offensive joke that Gervais made about Caitlyn Jenner back in 2018.
And in a recent interview with BBC journalist Louis Theroux, Boyle expressed his concern over Ricky Gervais’ “lazy” trans jokes… which has gotten a lot of people talking.
And that Gervais’ jokes actually used the correct pronouns for Jenner.
Because he’s one of the most offensive comedians out there!
Including openly saying how he hoped an audience member would “die from cancer.”
And it’s clear that many feel that Gervais simply isn’t made for stand-up comedy.
“I thought his routine about trans people was very lazy,” the comedian told Theroux on his podcast, Grounded.
“I would like him to have the same respect for trans people as he has for animals. I think that’s not a lot to ask.”
“I mean, look, we know Ricky Gervais, he’s a brilliant actor, he’s a brilliant writer, he’s not a f****** stand-up comedian! Just ‘cos Ricky Gervais self-identifies as a stand-up comedian, am I supposed to say that he is one? It’s f****** political correctness gone mad.”
But let’s face it, will Gervais really care about the criticism? Probably not!
During Gervais’ 2018 Netflix special, Humanity, he referred to Caitlyn Jenner as Bruce and compared being trans to “self-identifying as a chimpanzee.”
What do you think?
For more, read on to see why Gervais made a brutal swipe at James Corden…