THE WOKE Left has started to lay into Ricky Gervais’ new Netflix stand-up show, by branding the comic a ‘pin-up for the Alt-Right’.
The remarks came from his former support act Robin Ince who warned the hilarious comic he was becoming a ‘pin-up for the alt-right’ for making fun of trans people.
Chortle reported that Gervais’ show saw the comic talk about ‘old-fashioned women, you know the ones with wombs? Those fucking dinosaurs. I love the new women. They’re great, aren’t they? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and cocks. They’re as good as gold, I love them.’
Gervais made several jokes about men, sorry, women with penis’ and pronouns in a bold move to make Comedy offensive again after years of censorship by the wokies in the mainstream media.
Netflix, which Fortune reported saw an exodus of half of its streamers in the first quarter of the 2022 business year is attempting to lure customers back by giving woke content the axe, and offering customers what they actually want to watch.
Gervais’s new show called ‘SuperNature’ is now causing offence and the British comic saw a media storm on leftie Twitter.
Ince wrote on his Cosmic Shambles website: “I think it is easy to forget the collateral damage of jokes.”
“Anti trans punchlines seem to have become highly profitable and it ignores the dehumanising effect on a swathe of already marginalised people.”
“I think Ricky believes it is just him being a “naughty boy”. I believe it makes him a pin-up and role model for the alt right (which is sadly just the mainstream right nowadays) and, whether he likes it or not, a useful ally in the culture war.”
“I know he is not a supporter of alt right ideology, but I see his words used as gifs and memes in support of such ideology.”
“I think it is all very easy to say a joke is just a joke if you are not the punchline of the joke and that you don’t just have to be in comedy club to be the subject of mockery, it might be a mockery that you know is a threat on a minute by minute basis the moment you leave the house.”
“The simplest route in comedy is to dehumanise and then to ignore any offence or mock it for further routines… When Lenny Bruce offended, it was for a purpose. Offence for nothing that also dehumanises seems like a waste of offence to me.”