SuperNature: Ricky Gervais anti-trans show slammed by GLAAD


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A new comedy special by Ricky Gervias titled SuperNature has dropped on Netflix today and it is being slammed by GLAAD for offensive and distasteful anti-trans jokes. 

Ricky Gervais has previously come under fire for his jokes about the trans community and it appears he is not stopping.

GLAAD have released a statement about his new show earlier today.

Ricky Gervais SuperNature is ‘dangerous” says GLAAD

Netflix have today released the new comedy special by Ricky Gervais and it seems not many people are laughing.

In fact, many are speaking out against the comedian, including LGBTQIA+ media organisation GLAAD who are warning against watching the show.

SuperNature features the comedian going on a rant for almost fifteen minutes against the trans community and ‘cancel culture.’

Within just two minutes he starts making anti-trans jokes.

He goes on to make jokes at the expense of those living with HIV and makes multiple references to the genitalia of trans women.

Following the release GLAAD have made a statement on Twitter.

“We watched the Ricky Gervais “comedy” special on Netflix so you don’t have to” it reads.

“It’s full of graphic, dangerous, anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes. He also spouts anti-gay rhetoric & spreads inaccurate information about HIV.”

“Jokes that aren’t clever or funny or new”

GLAAD continued in their attack against Ricky Gervais to take aim at Netflix themselves.

“Netflix has a policy that content “designed to incite hate or violence” is not allowed on their platform, but we all know that anti-LGBTQ content does exactly that” they said.

“While Netflix is home to some groundbreaking LGBTQ shows, it refuses to enforce its own policy in comedy.”

The statement concluded by calling on Netflix to be held accountable.

“The LGBTQ community and our allies have made it very clear that so-called comedians who spew hate in place of humor, and the media companies who give them a platform, will be held accountable.”

“Meanwhile, there are PLENTY of funny LGBTQ comedians to support.”

However it isn’t just GLAAD that is talking about the SuperNature.

Twitter is awash with criticism from around the world about the program.

“I can’t get over how these men who rail against cancel culture “ruining comedy” fight against that by releasing specials full of absolute hack dogshit jokes that aren’t clever or funny or new.” Tweeted Australian writer Bec Shaw.

“To him we exist only as a punchline, a threat, something less than human” wrote user ‘Esme’ on Twitter.

Others are taking to sharing a hilarious take down of Gervais by comedian James Acaster from 2019.

Ricky Gervais however does not seem bothered, as he took to Twitter to announce that Netflix have already ordered his next show Armageddon.

 

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