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Ricky Gervais under fire for trans jokes in Netflix special: ‘I am canceling’

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in his just-released Netflix special “SuperNature.” The British “Office” creator’s name was trending on Twitter Tuesday as the LGBTQ community urged viewers to boycott the special — with some folks vowing to cancel their Netflix subscriptions.“I love the new women,” Gervais snarks in the special, which has only been on the streaming platform for several hours as of Tuesday morning. “They’re great, aren’t they?

The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and c – – ks. They’re as good as gold, I love them.”Then, referencing the highly-publicized trans bathroom controversy, the “Afterlife” star said, “And now the old-fashioned ones say, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilets?’ ‘For ladies!’ “‘They are ladies — look at their pronouns!

What about this person isn’t a lady?’” he added. “‘Well, his penis.’ ‘Her penis, you f – – king bigot!’ ‘What if he rapes me?’”“What if she rapes you, you f – – king TERF w – – re?” quipped Gervais, referencing the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist, which is used to refer to people who reject the idea that trans women are real women.Gervais doubled down on his anti-trans attacks while discussing Kevin Hart opting out of hosting the 2018 Oscars over past tweets that were deemed homophobic.

He was criticizing how the trend of comics getting canceled today for old tweets that weren’t considered controversial at the time.“You can’t predict what will be offensive in the future,” said Gervais, who has quipped in the past that his ultimate goal is to get canceled.

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