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catsudon

(862 posts)
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:05 PM May 2022

Comedian Ricky Gervais accused of making transphobic jokes in new Netflix show

https://news.yahoo.com/comedian-ricky-gervais-accused-making-081500231.html

Comedian Ricky Gervais – best known for starring in The Office and the hit series After Life – is facing strong backlash from the LGBTQ+ community after being accused of making a series of transphobic jokes in a new show on Netflix.








well, netflix is going to die a quick death... time to pirate everything.....
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Comedian Ricky Gervais accused of making transphobic jokes in new Netflix show (Original Post) catsudon May 2022 OP
It's so edgy to punch down on trans people. Voltaire2 May 2022 #1
Does anyone know what he said? BlackSkimmer May 2022 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Demovictory9 May 2022 #12
I liked some of his (old) comedy routines Hav May 2022 #22
Post removed Post removed May 2022 #23
there's something about that guy Skittles May 2022 #3
Thank you! MuseRider May 2022 #5
Yeah, I think that's what has always bothered me. BlackSkimmer May 2022 #8
I thought he only hosted the Golden Globes which he does a lot MagickMuffin May 2022 #20
I probably got that wrong. BlackSkimmer May 2022 #26
I'm glad I'm not the only one. shrike3 May 2022 #16
Agreed. I liked the original version of The Office, tanyev May 2022 #29
He was pretty mean to Karl in An Idiot Abroad. eShirl May 2022 #35
I like him but couldn't watch much of his newest show. I had to turn it off when he started a Floyd R. Turbo May 2022 #4
This is really disappointing. Lunabell May 2022 #6
What did he say? BlackSkimmer May 2022 #9
See above Demovictory9 May 2022 #13
Oh dear. BlackSkimmer May 2022 #15
The audience roared. Rightwingers loved it. I only heard it because they.replayed it Demovictory9 May 2022 #17
This EarlG May 2022 #14
Thanks. Good to know we can quote this stuff here. BlackSkimmer May 2022 #18
I deleted it because i am sure someone will alert on me Demovictory9 May 2022 #24
Gervais was playing two characters in that segment. One (changed his voice to sound female) was a betsuni May 2022 #34
He's really hit or miss with me. bif May 2022 #7
This guy might make you feel a little better Clash City Rocker May 2022 #10
Yep. Love it. nt crickets May 2022 #21
He'll retreat to network news and say why comedy isn't funny anymore in 3... 2.... 1... Initech May 2022 #11
I never thought he was funny anyway In It to Win It May 2022 #19
Fuck that guy, and fuck netflix for platforming him. WhiskeyGrinder May 2022 #25
I watched it to know what the fuss was about. Pacifist Patriot May 2022 #27
Remember when assholes tried to pretend that Dennis Miller was a brilliant genius? Oneironaut May 2022 #28
Good catch. Yep, that. Pacifist Patriot May 2022 #30
He *was*... Past-tense IngridsLittleAngel May 2022 #32
Thanks Gervais. Now I know I was right all these years in disliking you IngridsLittleAngel May 2022 #31
I am going to have to get rid of Netflix if this continues...like tomorrow. Demsrule86 May 2022 #33

Voltaire2

(13,917 posts)
1. It's so edgy to punch down on trans people.
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:08 PM
May 2022

Another fabulously wealthy white cis male comedian desperately seeking relevance by attacking trans people.

Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #2)

Hav

(5,969 posts)
22. I liked some of his (old) comedy routines
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:51 PM
May 2022

and agree what others in his thread said about him having a mean side but this is such a lazy, stupid humor. Totally beneath him.
It seems to me that he's stuck in some old perceptions because what he says reveals that he only dealt with the issue on a very superficial level.

Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #2)

Skittles

(154,458 posts)
3. there's something about that guy
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:10 PM
May 2022

he is very talented, but he has a genuine mean streak that turns me off

MuseRider

(34,253 posts)
5. Thank you!
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:14 PM
May 2022

I have tried to appreciate him but I just cannot make it. Something is just off for me when I watch him.

He really is disingenuous. Even comedy needs to be above that to work.

I wish my saying I will never watch him again would change anything, I do not watch him now. Why on earth would he do such a cruel thing? Asshole.

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
8. Yeah, I think that's what has always bothered me.
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:22 PM
May 2022

Definitely a bite to his humor.

That's what I liked at the Oscars, but I've seen him a bit over the line at other times. That's why I wondered what he said.

I'm not a huge Netflix fan, so I'll probably never see it.

MagickMuffin

(16,246 posts)
20. I thought he only hosted the Golden Globes which he does a lot
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:47 PM
May 2022


I miss watching the Oscars so might have missed him.


tanyev

(43,096 posts)
29. Agreed. I liked the original version of The Office,
Fri May 27, 2022, 05:17 PM
May 2022

but I felt Steve Carrell brought an underlying likability to the buffoonish boss in the American version that Gervais never managed. Maybe never tried.

Floyd R. Turbo

(27,420 posts)
4. I like him but couldn't watch much of his newest show. I had to turn it off when he started a
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:13 PM
May 2022

routine with a dead baby joke.

Lunabell

(6,317 posts)
6. This is really disappointing.
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:16 PM
May 2022

The LGBTQ community is not your punching bag. Makes me sad that someone as bright and usually "woke" as he is said some of the things he did. Really disappointing.

EarlG

(22,182 posts)
14. This
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:40 PM
May 2022
“Oh, women! Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones. The old-fashioned women, the ones with wombs. Those fucking dinosaurs. 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.

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?’”

https://www.avclub.com/ricky-gervais-netflix-transphobic-special-1848969071/amp

More of the same bigoted women-with-beards-and-cocks toilet rape jokes beloved by transphobes everywhere.
 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
18. Thanks. Good to know we can quote this stuff here.
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:42 PM
May 2022

Didn't work out for me on another thread.

That "joke" is disgusting.

betsuni

(26,544 posts)
34. Gervais was playing two characters in that segment. One (changed his voice to sound female) was a
Fri May 27, 2022, 08:24 PM
May 2022

woman freaked out about trans women in toilets. The other (in his regular voice) was someone so concerned about pronouns that they simply correct the pronoun and accidentally end up repeating what the bigot said: "What if SHE rapes you ... ."

bif

(23,117 posts)
7. He's really hit or miss with me.
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:18 PM
May 2022

I enjoy some of his shows, especially "After Life" but his stand-up specials are pretty cringy.

Initech

(100,553 posts)
11. He'll retreat to network news and say why comedy isn't funny anymore in 3... 2.... 1...
Fri May 27, 2022, 03:27 PM
May 2022

Circular firing squad commence! Ready! Aim! Pull!

Pacifist Patriot

(24,669 posts)
27. I watched it to know what the fuss was about.
Fri May 27, 2022, 04:26 PM
May 2022

Not only was the show tedious, the jokes weren't even funny. I sat through most of it wondering what the audience was laughing about. He's not even funny when he isn't punching down. And his explanation of "irony" didn't make up for the mean-spirited privileged rich white guy shtick.

Oneironaut

(5,655 posts)
28. Remember when assholes tried to pretend that Dennis Miller was a brilliant genius?
Fri May 27, 2022, 04:44 PM
May 2022

That's what this reminds me of.

 

IngridsLittleAngel

(1,962 posts)
32. He *was*... Past-tense
Fri May 27, 2022, 06:43 PM
May 2022

Last edited Sat May 28, 2022, 11:24 AM - Edit history (1)

Pre-9/11, when he was probably more libertarian than RWNJ. When his comedy consisted of punching up on everyone. When his idea of election coverage was 5 minutes of riffing on Bill Clinton, followed by giving Bob Dole his 5 minutes. When Dennis was more like Shania Twain (Okay, so you're Newt Gingrich? That don't impress me much...), and less like Bill O'Reilly.

But then 9/11 happened, and he became a coward and a snowflake. The kind who'd spend 20 minutes punching on Hillary Clinton, followed by a 10 minute rant about how his new Republiqan friends were untouchable and amazing.

So, yeah... The last time he was funny would be around the time Wayne Gretzky quit playing hockey.

Now I sit and wait for Dennis Miller to throw his hat into the anti-trans "comedy" ring himself...

 

IngridsLittleAngel

(1,962 posts)
31. Thanks Gervais. Now I know I was right all these years in disliking you
Fri May 27, 2022, 06:38 PM
May 2022

Last edited Sat May 28, 2022, 11:23 AM - Edit history (1)

I thought you were overrated, not funny, and a bit insensitive. Now I see you're nothing but a vicious, mean-spirited asshole who doesn't think twice about hurting and dehumanizing other people to make you feel better. Once again, we did nothing to you or Chappelle or any of the other bigots. And yet, gee, look at me! I'm funny! I'm punching down on the T's!

You're the kind of fucking tough guy that would steal a Slurpee from a three year old because "I'm thirsty." You're about as tough as a stick of butter sitting out in the summer sun for 10 hours. You're about as witty as a hubcap. You're about as funny as bubonic plague, wanker.

I'm not your punching bag, Dicky. This community is not your punching bag. You're nothing but a heartless, cruel thug with a microphone. And I've had enough of people like you for 12 lifetimes.

You wanna be funny? Be funny. If you can't tell the difference between funny and cruel, you're about as smart as Herschel Walker. What the hell was quoted by EarlG in post #14 isn't funny, unless your idea of "comedy" is Tucker Carlson or Empty Greene. That's just hate speech.

I'm sick of this. And I know your response to your well-earned backlash will be "STOP! YOU'RE CANCELING ME! WAAAH!" Well, call the Wambulance, Dicky. I don't care. I care as much as you care about people like me.

Go away, Gervais. Take Chappelle and Maher with you. Hell, while you're at it, take Ted Sarandos with you. Because fuck Sarandos and Netfux. Sarandos has made his views absolutely clear with continuing to air this kind of shit. Hell will freeze over before I ever give Netflix a cent after the last 8 months.

"Real men" punch up and take on the system. Wankers like Gervais punch down and join the system by trying to crush vulnerable, innocent people who have done nothing to them.

We do not exist to be abused like this.

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