After Dave Chappelle, now Ricky Gervais has upset the trans community with jokes in his new Netflix special, SuperNature. Ricky Gervais is under fire because of his trans jokes in the new Netflix comedy special.
After his hour-long special, the star landed in hot water. He included jokes about the trans community and old-fashioned women in the show. With those trans jokes, Ricky Gervais is under fire.
Near the show’s beginning, the actor says oh ladies! not all women, he means the old-fashioned ones. The old-fashioned women, you know, the ones with wombs. Those damn dinosaurs.
A magazine reported that the comedian went on to say he loved new women. They’re great. The new ones we’ve seen lately.
And he added that those with beards and c***s. They are as good as gold, and he loves them. And now the old-fashioned ones [say] want to use our bathrooms. Why should they not use their toilets? For ladies! They are ladies. Please look at their pronouns and know the details about this person who is not a lady.
He cracked that well, his pe**s. His pe**s, you bloody bigot!
Gervais continued with his show but then returned to his jokes about the transgender community, admitting full disclosure. In real life, he supports trans rights. Gervais supports all human rights. And he also says Trans rights are human rights.
He advises living your best life. Use your preferred pronouns. Be the gender you feel you are. However, meet him halfway, ladies: lose the c***. That is all he says.
Not amused, viewers took to Twitter to air their grievances with the comedian, with one writing. Ricky Gervais knows it is easier to be transphobic than it is to be amusing. No jokes are required. Intolerant comedy is very easy to pull off, you confirm the audience’s hate, and you get to go home.
Another said that to him, they exist only as a joke, a threat, something less than human.
However, not everyone was upset, and one transgender person tweeted that it was a trans guy. it just saw Supernature, fun.
While one quoted Gervais, just because you are with an offended attitude, it does not mean you are right.
It is not the first time that Ricky Gervais has upset the transgender community. While hosting the Golden Globes in 2016, he made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner.
The comedian referred to Jenner in his opening monologue that he has changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What year she has had her. Jenner became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great courage to break down barriers and destroy stereotypes. She didn’t do much for female drivers, but she can’t have it all, can she?
People claimed the joke was transphobic, but Gervais hit back and insisted he wouldn’t apologize.