While cancel culture and the woke mob focused on Dave Chappelle and his comments about transgenders, it appears they might have forgotten that the comedian’s jokes weren’t all that bad. Especially if they have caught the latest Netflix standup-up of British comedian Ricky Gervais.
Known for his cutthroat material on celebrities, the government, and anything remotely controversial, it didn’t take long into his newest stand-up that the comedian ripped into what he claimed was the old woman versus the new woman. That’s right, very much like an updated phone or car, Gervais believed the new woman was just the latest enhancement to the old woman that included “beards and cocks.”
Just a sample of what Gervais talked about, in the video below, he stated, “I love the new women. The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and cocks. They’re as good as gold, I love ’em. No, it’s the old-fashioned ones, they go, ‘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!”
The special, Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, debuted on Tuesday with the majority of the content dealing with what he called “woke, progressive times.” Gervais also detailed the moment Kevin Hart lost his chance to host the 2018 Oscars due to his past tweets. “You don’t know who the dominant mob will be. You know, like, the worst thing you can say today — that get you canceled on Twitter, death threats — the worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises,’ right? Now, no one saw that coming. There are no 10-year-old tweets saying ‘Women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we fucking had to!”
Although not being online long, the special has already received backlash with Alejandra Caraballo tweeting, “Ricky Gervais is like a dick, he shows up on your phone unwanted, acts big and hard talking about trans people but is way smaller in real life and can’t handle getting bent by people calling him out on social media.”
Another critic added, “Ricky Gervais and his promotional team get what they wanted – to trend on Twitter. Meanwhile in real life trans people are on the least funded end of the healthcare spectrum and facing a barrage of negativity from an increasingly trans hostile media. This isn’t a joke.”
But even with their complaints, Netflix stands by their content, declaring, “Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service. While every title is different, we approach them based on the same set of principles: we support the artistic expression of the creators we choose to work with; we program for a diversity of audiences and tastes; and we let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices.”