A Clip of the New Ricky Gervais Netflix Special Is out and There's No Way It Doesn't Create a Firestorm

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Comedian Ricky Gervais is the honey badger of comedy. He’s small but he doesn’t give a fudge and will savage anyone and anything…only I didn’t say fudge.


Yesterday, SiriusXM host Sam Roberts had Gervais on as a guest and noted that he’d seen some of the comedy special Netflix released on Tuesday that featured Gervais. He speculated that after watching an early screening of it, the memo Netflix sent to staff telling them to quit if they didn’t like working on projects that they might disagree with political may have been about Gervais.

(READ: The New Ricky Gervais Special Might Be the Reason Netflix Sent out Its Memo Suggesting Woke Employees Quit)

Now the special is out and the clips are rolling in. Suffice to say, Roberts might have been right, because Gervais isn’t sparing anyone’s feelings in the trans community. One clip making the rounds, in particular, is breaking all the rules set forward by mainstream culture. Watch it for yourself.

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Gervais crafted this 60-second bit to directly make fun of the way society handles the transgender community with silk gloves, down to everything from pronouns defining gender to dismissing concerns of rape because someone was misgendered.

Outrage has already begun pouring in. It’s the same old schlock you find from trans activists and their allies. A lot of claims that Gervais’s jokes will cause people to suddenly seek out transgendered people and begin assaulting them.


After Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” comedy special, which also featured jokes about the transgender community, there were also claims that it would generate a spat of violence against the transgender community. It didn’t, but an LGBT individual did attempt to do violence upon Chappelle while he was doing comedy on stage.

(READ: Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Confirms What Everyone Already Knew About Why He Attacked)

What this really boils down to is a group that had dictatorial control over mainstream culture watching as it begins to slip through their fingers, and they’re beginning to lash out. I wouldn’t expect this to be the last violent attack from an LGBT activist or at least a disturbed individual who identifies as LGBT, such as the man who attacked Chappelle.


In the end, however, this comedy special by Gervais that doesn’t treat transgenderism as reverently as he’s supposed to by the standards of mainstream culture is necessary. For years now, people would be punished for doing so much as misgendering someone. They’d lose jobs, be suspended from social media platforms, and at one point, politicians even attempted to enact laws around misgendering people. Transgenderism has become a sacred cow, but sacred cows shouldn’t exist in a free society.

Everything needs to be brought down to reality at some point. It just happens to be the trans community’s turn, but this was inevitable. You can only tell people they can’t be made fun of for so long before a free society reacts and that’s all they want to do. Comedy is necessary for society to maintain balance. The transgender community is now experiencing its balancing moment.



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