Ricky Gervais Blasts Opponents of Free Speech

British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais took to Twitter to blast opponents of free speech.

Gervais would write, “I’m an old fashioned liberal lefty, champagne socialist type of guy. A pro-equality, opportunity-for-all, welfare state snowflake. But, if I ever defend freedom of speech on here, I’m suddenly an alt right nazi. How did that happen?”

Gervais has become one of the most outspoken proponents for freedom of speech especially in regards to comedy and offensive comedy.

When Kevin Hart announced he would be stepping down as host from the Oscars, Gervais was quick to make light of the situation.

Gervais also took to the defense of fellow comedian Louis C.K. after leaked audio revealed he made jokes about the Parkland shooting survivors as well as “non-binary” individuals on New Year’s Eve.
Gervais made a couple of guest appearances on Louis C.K.’s FX show [easyazon_link identifier=”B008CPW7KG” locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Louie[/easyazon_link] back in 2010.

While defending Louis C.K. and offensive comedy, Gervais made it clear he believes there is no subject out of bounds.

Gervais also noted that making a joke about a subject is not the same as actually committing the act you are joking about.

Gervais is currently a busy man. His British comedy [easyazon_link identifier=”B0002W4P98″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]The Office[/easyazon_link] just recently premiered on BBC America.

He will also continue his relationship with Netflix when his new comedy series After Life comes to the streaming platform on March 8th.

Gervais previously worked with Netflix for his comedy series [easyazon_link identifier=”B00CA59OJ6″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Derek[/easyazon_link], the comedy film [easyazon_link identifier=”B01KOSGVIC” locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]David Brent: Life on the Road[/easyazon_link], and a number of stand-up specials the latest of which is [easyazon_link identifier=”B07F4HZMP6″ locale=”US” tag=”boundingintocomics-20″]Ricky Gervais: Humanity[/easyazon_link].

What do you make of Gervais comments on free speech and comedy? Do you think some subjects are off limits?

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