Ricky Gervais used ample time in his new Netflix special to mock trans people, saying that ‘old-fashioned women’ are ‘the ones with wombs’ and joking about transitioning to become ‘Vicky Gervais’.However, the comedian claimed he is a supporter of trans rights, saying as such to his audience – before making yet another derogatory quip about the community.On Tuesday May 24, Gervais’ new special, SuperNature, launched on the platform, rated 18 with a warning that it contains ‘language, crude humour’ and ‘discrimination’.In the opening minutes of the programme, the 60-year-old said that ‘old-fashioned women with wombs’ are ‘dinosaurs’, before saying: ‘I love the new women.
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.’He sparked laughter from his audience when he joked about trans women using women’s toilets – with charity Stonewall criticising the equalities watchdog for stating in April this year that trans people can be legally excluded from single-sex spaces if there is ‘a sufficiently good reason’.Moreover, when Gervais brought up the topic of cancel culture, he opined that ‘the worst thing you can say today is, “Women don’t have penises”’.About three quarters of the way through the special, the After Life star emphasised his support for the trans community, saying: ‘Okay, 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 that you feel you are.’After this statement received a few cheers from the audience, he then added: ‘But lose me halfway ladies – lose the c**k.