Ricky Gervais Slams Celebs for Whining About Lockdown From Their 'Mansions' | 22 Words

Ricky Gervais, who has never been one to hold back on his opinions of celebrities, has recently slammed all those who are whining about the lockdown "from their mansions"... And, in true yet brilliant Gervais fashion, he was completely brutal.


Ricky Gervais is one of the most hilarious, yet controversial comedians of our time.

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The British actor and comedian has given us plenty of laughs over the years, primarily in the UK's The Office, in his stand-up shows, and in movies like The Invention of Lying.

But what Gervias does best is divide opinions.

"The two Gervaises — the angel and devil sitting on his own shoulders — uneasily swap custody of After Life [...] Here’s hoping their next collaboration turns out better," The New York Times wrote of his latest show, the hugely successful After Life. 

Because, while most people find the comedian's jokes to be hilarious...

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Others think quite the opposite. He's kind to animals but makes jokes that many consider to be "sexist," "racist." and often downright "cruel."

But his favorite topic?

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Well, it's tearing into the rich and famous, of course.

Though Gervais is considered to be "rich and famous" himself...

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He is infamously known for keeping it real. The comedian has never been one for generic "A-lister antics", so many of his gags are based around calling out and humiliating these types of people.

Gervais has certainly offended a lot of people in his time...

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So here's a quick rundown of a few of the many controversial things that Ricky has said regarding his fellow celebrities over the years.

Golden Globes 2010.

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Ricky Gervais has hosted the Golden Globes on several occasions and, each time, he told at least one joke that went down pretty badly with his star-studded audience. In 2010, Gervais spoke about the reach of Hollywood: “Actors aren’t just loved here in Hollywood, they are loved the world over. You could be in the third world and get a glimpse of a Hollywood star and it could make you feel a little bit better. You could be a little Asian child with no possessions and no money. But you could see a picture of Angelina Jolie and you’d think, ‘Mummy!’"

It was Charlie Sheen who was hit at the 2011 Golden Globes.

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"It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking – or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast," Gervais joked.

Hugh Hefner was Ricky's next victim at the ceremony.

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Later in the show, Ricky took aim at Hugh Hefner and his wife-to-be: "Talking of The Walking Dead, congratulations to Hugh Hefner, who is getting married at age eighty-four to twenty-four-year-old beauty Crystal Harris. When asked why she was marrying him, she said, 'He lied about his age. He told me he was ninety-four'. Just don't look at it when you touch it."

Miraculously, Gervais was invited back in 2012.

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This time, the comedian suggested that Madonna's song, "Like A Virgin" was at odds with her love life and made a quip about Jodie Foster, an actress who starred alongside Mel Gibson in The Beaver and who just so happens to be a lesbian: “Jodie Foster’s Beaver," he said, “I haven't seen it myself. I've spoken to a lot of guys here, they haven't seen it either".

Though many people were offended by his jokes...

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More must have loved it, because he was back in 2016... And this one was real bad. Gervais claimed that he would take it easy with the controversial comments that year, saying that he'd "changed". "Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously," he added. "She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn't do a lot for women drivers, but you can't do everything," referring to a car crash that Caitlyn was involved in 2015. It gets worse...

When Gervais' stand up comedy show, Humanity hit Netflix...

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He continued his Caitlyn Jenner thread.

Gervais compared identifying as trans to identifying as a chimp. Yep...

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"She’s always identified as a woman. That means she’s a woman. Fine, if that’s the rules. If you feel you’re a woman, you are. I’m not a bigot who thinks having all that done is science going too far. In fact, I don’t think it’s going far enough. ’Cause I’ve always identified as a chimp, right? Well, I am a chimp. If I say I’m a chimp, I am a chimp pre-op. But don’t ever dead-name me. Don’t call me Ricky Gervais again. From now on, you call me Bobo."

Gervais also refers to Jenner by her dead name, as he did at the Golden Globes.

A dead name is a trans person's name before the transition was made. According to Indy100, Gervais used it fifteen times in Humanity.

So, evidently, Gervais couldn't care less is he offends people.

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All in the name of comedy, right?

And now, Gervais has weighed in on the current behavior of celebrities...

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And, let's just say, he is less than impressed.

Amid the ongoing medical pandemic, millions of us have been required to self-isolate at home...

Celebrities included. And, while some of these famous faces have been taking to their social media platforms to send encouraging messages and provide some much-needed entertainment for the rest of us...

Others have been venting their anguish and despair.

We all remember when singer, Sam Smith, shared in a post that his since been deleted, their stages of "quarantine meltdown" in his lavish North London home. Because, apparently, quarantining in a huge mansion can take a huge toll on someone's mental health. Cry us a river, Sam.

Oh, and we all cringed in horror when Ellen DeGeneres gave an insight into her quarantine.

The TV host compared her self-isolation to "being in jail." I don't know of any jails with twelve bedrooms, Ellen?

People have not been impressed with these rather pathetic complaints...

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And Gervais was certainly one of them.

So far, Gervais has remained relatively quiet regarding the whole situation.

The comedian is self-isolating at home with his long-term partner, Jane, and his only address has been one Instagram message, which read: "Stay well. Take vitamins. Wash your hands. Don't be selfish. Make sure an elderly relative has everything they need. Some are too proud to ask. Be sensible. Drink at home. Everything you love doing you can do in a few weeks. Cheers."

Oh, and he shared his quarantine liquor collection.

He posted a photo of his impressive booze cabinet, with the caption: "Keep y’ f*****’ bog roll...", in reference to the ridiculous stockpiling of toilet paper.

But now, he has given his opinion on "whining" celebrities like Sam...

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And he certainly didn't hold back.

Gervais has come down like a ton of bricks on all the celebrities currently complaining about their lockdown.

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Speaking to the British tabloid, The Sun, Gervais said: "After this is over I never want to hear people moaning about the welfare state again, I never want to hear people moaning about nurses again. Or porters."

He pointed out how it is our health care workers who deserve to be complaining...

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Not our privileged celebrities. “These people are doing fourteen-hour shifts and not complaining. Wearing masks, and being left with sores, after risking their own health and their families’ health selflessly."

He's had enough of these futile complaints.

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"Then I see someone complaining about being in a mansion with a swimming pool. And, you know, honestly, I just don’t want to hear it." You tell them, Ricky! But, if you want to read more on Ellen DeGeneres' outrageous whinging while in self-isolation, keep scrolling...