Ricky Gervais is stirring up controversy once again. In his new Netflix standup special “SuperNature”, the British comedian makes a number of jokes about transgender identity, garnering plenty of criticism on social media. READ MORE: Ricky Gervais Jokes About ‘AIDS, Cancer And Hitler’ In New Netflix Special ‘SuperNature’: ‘Humour Gets Us Over Bad Stuff’ “I know there are loads of funny women… Dame Edna Everage,” he said, referring to the drag character played by Australian comedian Barry Humphries. “Eddie Izzard.
She’s brilliant, isn’t she? She’s not only a great comedienne, she’s also a great actress, isn’t she? She was brilliant in that thing as that man,” Gervais added.
Izzard has been openly trans since 1985, and in 2020 announced that she prefers the pronouns “she/her.” Gervais continued his jokes about the trans community, taking aim at changing notions of womanhood. “Oh, women!
Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones. The old-fashioned women, the ones with wombs. Those f**king dinosaurs,” he said. “I love the new women.