Ricky Gervais under fire for tranny jokes in Netflix special

Controversial comedian Ricky Gervais is once again in hot water online, this time over a series of alleged anti-trans jokes featured in his just-released Netflix special, SuperNature. The British ‘Office’ creator’s name was trending on Twitter on Tuesday, as the LGBTQ community urged viewers to boycott the special – with some people vowing to cancel their Netflix subscriptions.

“I love the new women,” snaps Gervais in the special, which has only been available on the streaming platform for a few hours since Tuesday morning. “You’re great, aren’t you? The new ones we’ve seen lately. The ones with beards and c – – ks. They are as good as gold, I love them.”

Then, referring to the high-profile trans bathroom controversy, the ‘Afterlife’ star said, “And now the old-fashioned are like, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ “Why shouldn’t you use your toilets?” ‘For ladies!’

Ricky Gervais is ripped off by LGBTQ advocates online for perceived transphobic jokes in his new special "super nature."
Ricky Gervais is being ripped off by LGBTQ advocates online for perceived transphobic jokes in his new ‘SuperNature’ special.
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“‘She are Ladies – look at their pronouns! What about that person who isn’t a lady?’” he added. “‘Well, his penis.’ ‘Your penis, you f – – king fanatic!’ ‘What if he rapes me?’”

“What if you raped you you f–king TERF w–re?” Gervais quipped, referring to the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist, which is used to refer to people who reject the idea that trans women are real women are.

Gervais doubled down on his anti-trans attacks while discussing Kevin Hart opting out of hosting the 2018 Oscars over previous tweets that were deemed homophobic. He criticized the trend for comics being canceled today for old tweets that weren’t considered controversial at the time.

“You can’t predict what’s going to be offensive in the future,” said Gervais, who has quipped in the past that his ultimate goal is to be deposed. “The worst thing you can say today is being fired from Twitter, death threats, the worst thing you can say today is ‘women don’t have penises,’ right? Nobody saw that coming.”

“You won’t find a ten-year-old tweet saying, ‘Women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we had to f–King!” added the comic. He had previously stated that “smart people” don’t get offended by jokes about AIDS, Hitler and other taboo subjects.

Despite the perceived transphobic jokes, Ricky Gervais claimed on the special that he’s actually a big supporter of the trans community.

“Full Disclosure: In real life, of course, I support transgender rights. I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights,” the comic stressed. “Live your best life. Use your favorite pronouns. Be the gender you feel for. But meet me halfway, ladies. Lose the c – – k. That’s all I’m saying.”

Needless to say, the inflammatory jokes didn’t sit well with many online, who accused the Brit of cracking down on a marginalized community.

“Ricky Gervais has a new stand-up show on Netflix today,” raged one critic on Twitter. “5 minutes later he’s joking about trans women attacking and raping people in public restrooms. To him, we only exist as a punch line, as a threat, as something less human.”

another tweeted, “If you’re a comedian and you support trans people, it’s your responsibility to speak out against Dave Chappelle and the new Ricky Gervais special. At this point, you cannot call yourself an ally unless you publicly oppose it. it is the bare minimum.”

Another found it hypocritical that Gervais, who is a staunch animal rights activist, beat up trans people while railing against animal cruelty.

“It’s insane that Ricky Gervais’ entire part would screech and cackle at fringe groups who are brutally murdered on a daily basis before turning to the camera, making a sad face and saying, ‘Some people put lipstick on bunnies.'” They write.

“In honor of Ricky Gervais and his 2-4-1 rant about trans people and the abandonment culture, I’m actually canceling.” raged one critic about the streaming service, which recently lost a boatload of subscribers. “Thanks @netflix #TransRightsAreHumanRights.”

Advocacy GLAAD also weighed He tweeted in a thread Tuesday afternoon that the special was “full of graphic, dangerous anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes. He also disseminates anti-gay rhetoric and disseminates inaccurate information about HIV.”

However, some comedy fans have been entertained with one by the British humorist Writing from Twitter users, “5 minutes after Ricky Gervais’ special and he already mentioned that ‘old women’ ‘those with wombs’ are dinosaurs and respect a rapist’s pronouns. Here we go!”

another wrote“I see Ricky Gervais is committed to the IDGAF+ community.”

The controversy comes after fellow comic Dave Chappelle, also recently accused of making transphobic jokes, was attacked onstage by a rapper who was allegedly “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes about the LGBTQ community.

“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he’s calling a trigger,” Isaiah Lee, who is currently being held in custody in Los Angeles, told The Post.

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