Universal Praise for Ricky Gervais’ Special, Except for the Easily Triggered


 

In his latest Netflix special, “SuperNature,” comedian Ricky Gervais takes aim at transgender demands, mocking the woke authoritarians’ insistence that male-to-female transgender people who still have penises must be referred to as “women.” Gervais wastes no time having a go at trans-activists, mocking them early on in his stand-up routine.

 

“The old-fashioned women, the ones with wombs. Those fucking dinosaurs,” he began. “I love the new women. They’re great, aren’t they? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and cocks. They’re as good as gold, I love them.”

 

Ricky Gervais on Trans Woman (SuperNature)

 

He continued: “And now the old-fashioned ones say, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilets?’ ‘For ladies!’ ‘They are ladies. Look at their pronouns! What about this person isn’t a lady?’ ‘Well, his penis.’ ‘Her penis, you fucking bigot!’ ‘What if he rapes me?’ ‘What if she rapes you, you fucking TERF whore?’”

 

It didn’t take long for online social justice warriors to start signaling their virtue and announcing their outrage. Are any of these people working at Netflix?

 

 

But not everyone was offended. In fact, there was an even stronger show of support for the special, much of it coming from unexpected corners of the internet. Maybe #woke is descendent.

 

 

 

Of course Gervais didn’t save all his jokes for transgender politics, he took shots at nearly every sacred cow.

 

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Ricky Gervais on Political Correctness (SuperNature)

 

And it doesn’t appear that Gervais is concerned with any backlash.

 

“You can’t predict what will be offensive in the future,” he said, according to a report from Variety. “You don’t know who the dominant mob will be. Like, the worst thing you can say today, get you cancelled on Twitter, death threats, the worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises,’ right? Now, no one saw that coming.”

 

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He added “You won’t find a ten year old tweet saying ‘Women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we fucking had to!”

 

Gervais concludes the special with the following:

“Full disclosure: In real life of course I support trans rights,” he said. “I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights. Live your best life. Use your preferred pronouns. Be the gender that you feel you are. But meet me halfway, ladies. Lose the cock. That’s all I’m saying.”

 

 

Could Netflix really be trying to undo the “wokeness” it’s been infected with after all?

 

 


Karina Smitt

I'm not as much of a "CoMiCs NeEd MoAr DiVeRsItY & iNcLuSiOn" advocate as my girlfriend often is, but we both love funny books, crispy bacon, straight bourbon and hip hop. Add yet, we never vote the same, so we cancel each other out... and that works perfectly in my book!

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