Ricky Gervais was raged over controversial jokes about transgender people in his new Netflix comedy special, SuperNature
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A James Acaster clip taking aim at Rickey Garvais’ jokes about transgender people has resurfaced on social media with the comedian making such a joke in his latest Netflix comedy.
The After Life creator, 60, has been criticized for controversial jokes about transgender people in the new Netflix comedy special SuperNature.
Gervais spent a significant part of his new Netflix special commenting on the transgender community, joking that ‘classic women’ are ‘those with wombs’ and that he is transitioning to be to ‘Vicky Gervais’.
The practice has been widely hyped, with many turning to criticize Acaster during a 2019 independent show to summarize the harm of Gervais’ comments.
One person who shared the clip of Acaster wrote on Twitter: “There’s nothing to say about Ricky Gervais that James Acaster hasn’t said.”
In the clip, the Off Menu host says: “Whatever they say, sharp comedians. No one tells them what they can and can’t say.
“They go straight to the stage, sometimes stand on their specials, and do 10 minutes for sure just to bring down trans people.
“People online get upset about it… comedians always say, ‘Unfortunately, that’s my job, I’m a stand-up comedian, I’m there to challenge people. .
“If you don’t like being challenged then don’t watch my show. What’s the matter guys, too challenging for you?” “
He continued: “Yes, ’cause you know who’s long overdue? Transgender community.
“They’ve been caught off guard for too long, if you ask me. They’ll all test their privileges on the way home, thank you, brave boy.
“I used to name one of the comedians who came back, out of habit, but it’s always been really awkward in the room because it seems like in 2019 most people are still happy to laugh at trans people but they’re not comfortable laughing. Ricky Gervais not yet. That’s the line.”
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Shortly after Netflix removed Ricky Gervais specifically from the platform, social media users took to Twitter to criticize the jokes, claiming that they were “not comedy” and were just “creating prejudices”. cheap, nasty from a minority group”.
One person tweeted: “Ricky Gervais has a new promo on Netflix today.
“5 minutes later and he was joking about transgender women assaulting and raping people in public bathrooms. To him, we only exist as a line, a threat, a something less than human.”
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