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Ricky Gervais Praised for Netflix Special ‘SuperNature’ That Mocks Cancel Culture

Ricky Gervais has been praised for his new Netflix special ‘SuperNature’ which pokes fun at cancel culture with jokes about trans people, Hitler and AIDS.

The 60-year-old comedian begins the show by describing comedy to the audience as “basically a guy talking,” before deliberately not recalling any “funny female comedians.”

And just minutes into his opening monologue, Gervais yawns to the crowd as he talks about “those old-fashioned women, you know, with wombs.”

The new special received backing from viewers for tackling controversial topics including the trans debate, racism, identity politics and Hitler, days after Elon Musk accused Netflix of “being infected by the waking mind virus.” .

Speaking about Kevin Hart’s decision not to host the 2018 Oscars after historic homophobic tweets surfaced, Gervais tells his audience, “You can’t predict what will be offensive in the future.” You don’t know who will be the dominant mob.

Like, the worst thing you can say today, getting canceled on Twitter, death threats, the worst thing you can say today is, “Women don’t have penises,” right?

‘Now, nobody saw it coming. You won’t find a tweet from ten years ago that says “Women don’t have penises.” You know why? We didn’t think we had to!

And in another joke towards the end of the show addressing self-identity, Gervais says he supports trans rights, a comment that drew cheers from some audience members.

And it adds: ‘Full disclosure. In real life, of course I support trans rights. I support all human rights and trans rights are human rights.

Live your best life, use your preferred pronouns, be the gender you feel you are. But meet me halfway, ladies, lose the c**k, that’s all I’m saying.

The 60-year-old comedian begins the show by describing comedy to the audience as

The 60-year-old comedian begins the show by describing comedy to the audience as “basically a guy talking,” before deliberately not recalling any “funny female comedians.”

Jimmy Carr is criticized for a joke about the Holocaust in the Netflix comedy special His Dark Material

Jimmy, 49, drew criticism in February for a clip from his Netflix special His Dark Material, in which he joked that the “thousands of Roma murdered by the Nazis” were a “positive” effect of the Holocaust.

In a widely shared clip from his Netflix show, Jimmy joked about the horror of the Holocaust and the “loss of six million Jewish lives.”

To top it off, he made a derogatory comment about the death of thousands of Roma at the hands of the Nazis.

“But they never mention the thousands of Roma who were killed by the Nazis. Nobody wants to talk about it, because nobody wants to talk about the positives,’ Carr joked to a laughing audience.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman called the prank “unacceptable”, while Health Secretary Sajid Javid urged people to boycott the hour-long special.

Jewish comedian David Baddiel, 57, was also among a group of people who criticized Jimmy for the gag.

David said: ‘Obviously you can tell a joke about the Holocaust that is cruel and inhumane and petty and racist.

‘Or you can say one that targets the oppressors, or draws attention to the fundamental evil of it, or shines and illuminates the humanity of the victims.

“It is not the subject of the joke that counts, it is the details of the individual joke. Clearly Jimmy Carr’s was the first.

Meanwhile, Conservative MP and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told BBC News the gag was “abhorrent”.

Speaking to the audience about cancel culture and transgender issues during an opening monologue, Gervais tells the audience: ‘Ah women. Not all women, I mean old-fashioned women, you know the ones with a uterus? Those damn dinosaurs.

I love new women. They’re great, right? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and c***s. They are as good as gold, I love them.

‘And now the old-fashioned people say ‘oh, they want to use our toilets’. Why shouldn’t they use their toilets? For ladies! They are ladies, look at their pronouns!

Acting out an argument, he adds: ‘What about this person who is not a lady? “Well, her penis.” His penis of hers, damn bigot! “What if she rapes me?” What if she rapes you, you fucking TERF w***e?

The British comedian did not hold back on the show and also joked about ‘taboo’ topics such as Hitler, famine and AIDS.

And he’s been praised for the Netflix special’s ‘zero f***s give’ approach.

One viewer said: ‘How dare comedian/actor Ricky Gervais make funny and accurate jokes about people with zero self-awareness?’

Another said: ‘Well the far left mob is at it again, trying to cancel comedian Ricky Gervais for making jokes about trans people.’

‘I saw the part and thought the jokes were fine. Cheerful, no hate. I’ll have to hurry up and watch the full show now in case they take it down.

A third added: ‘I’m watching #SuperNature partly because everyone is already offended.

“Being offensive is common currency for comedy, and the world has almost lost that perspective. Grateful Ricky Gervais doesn’t mind because it’s only been five minutes and I’m crying.

Others took to Twitter to share their enjoyment of the special, which was filmed on their most recent tour, with many fans taking to Twitter to praise the comic.

One wrote: ‘I’m not even 10 minutes into #SuperNature and this is hands down the funniest comedy special I’ve ever seen.

Another said on Twitter: “I can’t remember the last time I laughed as hard at a standup show as I currently do at SuperNature.” Ricky Gervais, absolutely brilliant.

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A second wrote: The guy never fails! Another Ricky Gervais masterpiece with #SuperNature. Absolute National Treasure.

A third added: ‘SuperNature was brilliant. Your comedic perspective is the perfect antidote to taking this crazy world too seriously.

A fourth wrote: ‘He howled for the last 64 minutes. Tears rolling down my cheeks. It was worth the wait! Just brilliant!’

Gervais’ new show comes days after Netflix recently laid off 290 employees, taking aim at many of the company’s most vigilant workers who are prolific social justice warriors on social media, it is claimed.

The struggling streaming service has pulled the plug on several projects that were aimed at discussing racial and LGBTQ issues, Variety reported, and eliminated the various employees working on and promoting them.

A total of 150 contract workers were laid off, as well as another 70 entertainers and 70 contractors working on promotional materials for the company, including social media and publishing.

Netflix claimed its latest layoffs were due to “a slowdown in revenue and a decline in subscribers.” But critics online speculated that the layoffs were part of an awakening cleanup.

However, SuperNature has received some criticism online for its controversial themes.

One viewer said on Twitter: ‘Netflix want to comment on bigotry hate? Bringing up hate, whether it’s racism, homophobia, sexism OR transphobia, is wrong!

So why air Ricky Gervais’ bigotry? Why encourage others to target trans people with these “jokes”. It’s NOT cutting edge, it’s NOT controversial, it’s HATE. HAVING!’

Another said: ‘Ricky Gervais has a new stand up show on Netflix today. 5 minutes in and he’s making jokes about trans women attacking and raping people in public restrooms.

“To him we exist only as a joke, a threat, something less than human.”

A third added: ‘Ricky Gervais is a disgrace, he is going to cause hate crimes and ultimately the deaths of trans people. Anyone who needs to vilify minorities for a laugh is the most evil and hateful soul and seriously needs mental help.

It comes after Jimmy Carr faced criticism in February earlier this year after it emerged that he joked about the deaths of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

The comedian received a barrage of uproar over a clip from his Netflix special in which he joked that the “thousands of Roma murdered by the Nazis” were a “positive” consequence of the Holocaust.

In the Netflix footage, the 8 Out of 10 Cats host said: “When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of six million Jewish lives lost to the Nazi war machine.” But they never mention the thousands of Roma who were killed by the Nazis. Nobody ever talks about it because nobody wants to talk about the positives.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman called the prank “unacceptable”, while Health Secretary Sajid Javid urged people to boycott the hour-long special.

Jewish comedian David Baddiel, 57, was also among a group of people who criticized Jimmy for the gag.

David said: ‘Obviously you can tell a joke about the Holocaust that is cruel, inhumane, petty and racist.

‘Or you can say one that targets the oppressors, or draws attention to the fundamental evil of it, or shines and illuminates the humanity of the victims.

“It is not the subject of the joke that counts, it is the details of the individual joke. Clearly Jimmy Carr’s was the first.

Meanwhile, Conservative MP and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told BBC News the gag was “abhorrent”.

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