GLAAD Says Ricky Gervais's Netflix special "Supernature" includes "bad, Anti-Trans Rants Masquerading As Jokes" - BuzzFeed

"We watched the Ricky Gervais 'comedy' special on Netflix so that you don't ought to."

comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has a new particular, Supernature, on Netflix starting these days. Derek Storm / Everett collection throughout the particular, Ricky makes a few offensive jokes about trans americans. At one aspect, he basically claims to "help trans rights" — earlier than ending on a different funny story about trans individuals. Steven Ferdman / courtesy Everett assortment

"Full disclosure: In real existence, of route, I guide trans rights," he says. "I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights. are living your most efficient life. Use your favourite pronouns. Be the gender that you suppose that you're. however meet me halfway, ladies: Lose the cock. That's all I'm saying."

Lloyd Bishop / Nbc / NBCU photo financial institution by the use of Getty photographs "We watched the Ricky Gervais 'comedy' special on Netflix so you don't must," the statement begun. "It's full of image, unhealthy, anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes. He also spouts anti-gay rhetoric and spreads inaccurate advice about HIV." Mike Marsland / Getty pictures / WireImage "attention Ricky and Netflix: people dwelling with HIV these days, when on valuable remedy, lead long and in shape lives and can't transmit HIV to others." David M. Benett / Getty images "Netflix has a coverage that content material 'designed to incite hate or violence' isn't allowed on their platform, however we all be aware of that anti-LGBTQ content material does precisely that. whereas Netflix is home to some groundbreaking LGBTQ indicates, it refuses to enforce its own coverage in comedy." Ian West - Pa photos / PA photographs by means of Getty photos "The LGBTQ group and our allies have made it very clear that so-referred to as comedians who spew hate in region of humor, and the media corporations who supply them a platform, may be held accountable. meanwhile, there are plenty of humorous LGBTQ comedians to assist." Dee Cercone / Everett collection This is rarely the primary time Netflix — in addition to a comedian whose work is basically featured on Netflix — has faced backlash from GLAAD (as smartly as the LGBTQ+ community at colossal) for offensive content material. Phillip Faraone / Getty photos for Netflix In October of last yr, GLAAD also spoke out against Dave Chappelle's controversial Netflix special The closer, which additionally featured anti-trans remarks from the comedian. Tim Nwachukwu / Getty photographs BuzzFeed every day

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