Twitter’s ‘woke brigade’ has turned on comedian after he was praised for his new Netflix special ‘SuperNature’ that mocks cancel culture with jokes about trans people, Adolf Hitler and AIDS.
The comic, 60, who has been embroiled in controversy throughout his career, kicks off the show by describing comedy horror movies on netflix to the audience as ‘basically a bloke talking’, before purposely failing to recall any ‘funny female comedians’.
The new special has received the backing of viewers for broaching controversial topics including the trans debate, racism, identity politics and Hitler – weeks after Netflix was accused of ‘being infected by the woke mind virus’ by Elon Musk.
The comic wastes no time singling out the ‘virtue-signalling’ and ‘dominant mobs’ who are quick to criticise just to ‘bring people down to raise their own status’.
And just minutes into his opening monologue, Gervais yawns to the crowd as he talks about ‘those old-fashioned women, you know, with wombs’.
He later moves onto quips after transgender women and pronouns, drawing huge laughs from the crowd when he mocks up a debate over gendered toilets.
Gervais later offers a strong rebuttal to cancel culture, reminding audiences that their opinion on a comedian’s work isn’t necessarily the prevailing thought of everyone.
‘When someone says to me: “Oh they’re not funny”, even if I agree with them I say “well you can’t say that, you don’t find them funny”.
‘I hate when people say: “That joke was offensive”.No, you’ve got to say you found it offensive. It’s all about feelings, and feelings are personal.’
Turning his attention to a new brand of ‘woke comedy’, in which he says comics are required to sign a waiver before their sets promising not to say anything contentious, he told the audience he would rather watch American stand-up comedian Louis CK masturbate.
‘Can’t mention him anymore, he’s cancelled.Not enough to apologise and move on’, he jokes.
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