Gervais has spoken out about the importance of freedom of speech, rejecting the viability of criminalizing certain kinds of speech that someone may find offensive.
Gervais, from modest middle-class background, is now a millionaire. He is expected to adopt the beliefs of his current class, not hold to his previous ones. He won't.
Ricky Gervais brilliantly mocked Natalie Portman’s pricey Dior “protest dress” with golden embroidered names of “oppressed” women directors.
Ricky Gervais announced that he would be doing a comedy tour, with stops in Toronto and Vancouver. Jessica Yaniv doesn’t want Ricky in her backyard.
What Gervais does is hold a mirror up to the Hollywood elite, but for once, they don’t enjoy looking into it.
Gervais doesn’t care if he’s controversial, and what a refreshing change that is. It’s the kind of change we actually need in entertainment.
It’s great that the Golden Globes haven’t cancelled Gervais yet. Will they stick to their guns and stand up for free speech?
JK Rowling and Ricky Gervais are leading the way in the culture wars, fighting on the side of facts and common sense.
The Manchester Evening News ran a story claiming the comedian Ricky Gervais has suffered “a huge backlash” over a joke. But where was the backlash?
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