Ricky Gervais Goes on Transphobic Twitter Rant Sparked by J.K. Rowling

IndieWire | 12/21/2019 | Staff
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Ricky Gervais is set to return as the host of the Golden Globes in January, but will a recent Twitter rant that mocked the trans community on Friday jeopardize his post? In his brazen tradition, the button-pushing comedian took to the social media platform in defense of this past week’s remarks from J.K. Rowling. The “Harry Potter” author publicly defended a cisgender woman whose consulting contract with a nonprofit wasn’t renewed after she sent out transphobic tweets. Gervais’ tweets were in response to a post by the satirical Twitter account Jarvis Dupont, known for openly mocking overly PC culture from the perspective of white privilege. See below.

“Those awful biological women can never understand what it must be like for you becoming a lovely lady so late in life. They take their girly privileges for granted. Winning at female sports and having their own toilets. Well, enough is enough,” Gervais tweeted. He continued to say, “We need to protect the rights of women. Not erode them because some...
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