Ricky Gervais Spanks the Politically Correct
I’m starting to like this Ricky Gervais fellow. When I got out of bed this morning I had several Internet notifications about his performance at the Golden Globe Awards. This had been expected. Over the last couple of weeks the comedian has waded into the shark filled waters of political correctness. He did this by defending his fellow Brit J.K. Rowling. She’s the creator of Harry Potter.
He did this by defending his fellow Brit J.K. Rowling. She’s the creator of Harry Potter.
Rowling has caught Hades because last month she defended another woman. The latter had been fired for a post on social media saying people can’t change the sex they’re born into. The Twitter mob descended on Rowling. Not that she’s worried. She’s not likely going to be homeless if liberals start burning her books.
Gervais believes the humorless left is making it difficult to have a career in comedy. He’s not pleased when the rest of the entertainment community spends its time virtue signaling and bowing to the Twitter mob.
In a 7 minute monologue at the award ceremony, he asked recipients to leave their personal politics out of their acceptance speeches. He told them they don’t know what they’re talking about.
It echoes recent comments from Anthony Hopkins as well made last month. During an interview he was asked why he never talks politics. “Because actors are pretty stupid,” he replied.
While this isn’t yet a movement, the voices standing against the pernicious trend are well-known. This could light a fire. Reaction from the guests at the Golden Globes was priceless.
You can watch Gervais monologue in the video below: