Entertainment Ricky Gervais not sorry for Caitlyn Jenner jab

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    Ricky is right, people are such whiney cunts. :jj:

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    Ricky Gervais not sorry for Caitlyn Jenner jab

    Ricky Gervais won’t apologize for his inflammatory joke about Caitlyn Jenner at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.

    The British comedian, 54, caused a stir when he poked fun at the reality star’s driving skills, since Caitlyn, then known as Bruce Jenner, was involved in a fatal car crash last year.

    “I’m going to be nice tonight,” he began his joke. “I’ve changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously … now Caitlyn Jenner. What a year she’s had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t have everything, can you?”

    Critics immediately began slamming Gervais and labeling him transphobic, but he fought back on Tuesday via Twitter.

    “Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner [sic] is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist,” he wrote on Twitter. “You have every right to be offended. Just don’t cry when no one cares.”

    Because of the outcry against his joke, Gervais says he’ll take his act on the road in 2017. “Hosting The Globes has made me want to do a new stand up show next year,” he said. “Now THAT’S when you’re allowed to be offended. You whiney c—s :).”

    Gervais went on to personally defend his joke against one upset follower. “Re: Ricky Gervais’s defence [sic] of his Caitlyn Jenner joke. If your joke is about a person’s transition, it’s probably transphobic,” tweeted the critic.

    “What if it was about her killing someone with her car? Would that be okay?” the comedian fired back. “I made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner killing someone in her car. I’m #TransportPhobic.”

    Jenner, who dodged charges and recently settled one of many lawsuits following the crash, has remained silent about the joke.
     
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    I thought it was a good joke, I'm glad he didn't apologize.
     
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    "Transphobic." Good lord. When will this shit stop. :facepalm:
     
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    enough with this PC bullshit! its getting out of control, ironically coming from the left who are about freedom speech.

    The more liberal this country becomes the more conservative it gets. Its some crazy times
     
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    The strength Gervais has displayed here is highly reminiscent of the time the great Howard Stern stood his ground after receiving criticism regarding his jokes about Lena Dunham and Precious. I applaud both Gervais and Stern for their convictions.
     
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    Good!
     
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    Kudos. Nothing to apologize for.
     
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    As long as people take this shit seriously....................Good for you Rickey!!!
     
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    It means that because it's a trans now that it's driving skill is above reproach. It was a good joke and he should never apologize, considering that Jenner got off the hook for killing someone.
     
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    Given the way Howard conducts his career, it's shocking when a comedian uses actual intellect and wit to combat criticism. If it had been Howard who had made the joke, he would have whined for days that he was concerned for Caitlyn, that there's no bigger trans supporter than him, and that he actually meant it as a compliment. Just like when he was criticized for calling Precious fat and disgusting, and said he was concerned for her health and the insensitivity of Hollywood. Or when he was criticized for calling Lena Dunham a fat pig who looks like Benjy in a dress, and then said he was misquoted and that he actually thinks she's beautiful and sexy. Or when he was criticized for calling Sam Smith fat and ugly, and then said he meant it all as a compliment.

    Ricky is the smart, irreverent wise-ass we all used to give Howard credit for being.
     
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    Good for him.
     
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    chosen fucks.
     
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