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Comedian Ricky Gervais Slams Netizens For Promoting CANCEL CULTURE !

Ricky Gervais
Source: Daily Mail

Ricky Gervais Talks About Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture has become a popular thing in the US. It is a practice where people boycott celebrities for something they have said or done. This way, they cancel the personality in social media and online platforms. Ricky Gervais is famous for saying controversial things and has spoken up about cancel culture, which is growing with each day. He gave his definition of cancel culture to show what it means to him. He said, “when people are trying to get someone fired because they don’t like their opinion about something that’s nothing to do with their job, that’s what I call cancel culture, and that’s not cool.”

Ricky Gervais
Source: Daily Mail

Should Not Go To Court For Joke, Says Ricky Gervais

Ricky was quick to point out that people are free to not view comedians and stars they don’t like. However, they cross the line when they take that personality to court for something they said as a joke. He is not cool with people getting offended and taking the matter to another extent. He said,

“Everyone’s allowed to call you an a******e, everyone’s allowed to stop watching your stuff, everyone’s allowed to burn your DVDs, but you shouldn’t have to go to court for saying a joke that someone didn’t like.”

Ricky Gervais Feels Freedom Of Speech Is At Threat

Ricky pointed out that people are free to not listen to someone. However, they go out of their way to erase that person. He feels such a culture is posing a threat to the freedom of speech of people which is very dangerous. He said,

“And that’s what we get dangerously close to. If you don’t agree to someone’s right to say something you don’t agree with, you don’t agree with freedom of speech.”

Ricky Gervais
Source: Daily Mail

Ricky Gervais Feels Cancel Culture Is Weirdly Fascist

Ricky is of the opinion that there is a weird fascist nature in the cancel culture. According to him, nowadays people are dictating celebrities what to say so that it does not offend them. He said, “There’s this new weird sort of fascism of people thinking they know what you can say and what you can’t and it’s a really weird thing. Just because you’re offended, it doesn’t mean you’re right.”

 

 

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