Ricky Gervais’ new Netflix comedy special premiered on Tuesday, and jokes about transgender people have already sparked outrage. The British comedian’s presentation “SuperNature” takes a provocative turn. No banned approaches, including jokes about transgender people, Africans, Chinese, Holocaust victims, worldwide pandemics, pedophilia and more. “AIDS, hunger, cancer, the Holocaust, rape and pedophilia are the topics I discuss. But identity politics is not one of them. The topic of transgender people should never be joked about. ‘All they want is to be treated fairly,’ I agree. This is why I mention them.
Ricky Gervais is joking
Ricky makes jokes during his stand-up routine. According to him, “old-fashioned women” are “women with wombs” and “modern women” are “women with beards and (penis)”. Ahead of the 2020 Golden Globes: Host Ricky Gervais tries to explain controversial jokes. In a simulated argument sparked by “old-fashioned ladies”, Ricky Gervais takes aim at pronouns.
“What if he rapes me? What if he rapes you, TERF?” In back and forth conversation, the comic adds. Trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERF) is short for trans exclusionary radical feminists. Feminists who are transphobic are called transphobic feminists.
Ricky Gervais criticizes Kevin Hart
Ricky Gervais later criticizes “poor Kevin Hart” for refusing to host the 2018 Oscars after his previous homophobic remarks. The comic goes back to trans people. Implying that you belong to the group is what will get you fired today. “You can’t predict what’s going to be objectionable in the future,” he says. She also says that when she was younger, she wished her gender identity existed so that she could threaten her family either to become trans or to buy her a new bike if she was trans. He later admits to being “childish” and making “misinformed” speeches, but prefers to be controversial in humor.
But if I said anything transphobic, you should report me. Twitter has rules to guard against this kind of vile bigotry. My account will be closed and you will be right and you will have saved millions of lives. Why don’t you do this?
– Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) 20 December 2019