Looks like Netflix management has had a true change of heart when it comes to comedy and free speech. At least they’re putting their money where their collective mouth is, Variety reports after the release of their new comedy special from Ricky Gervais. Just a couple of weeks after a deranged trans-identifying assailant tackled Dave Chappelle over his previous jokes, Netflix offers Gervais’ thoughts on the same subject.
Talk about doubling down. It only takes Gervais four minutes into “SuperNature” to get to the point (NSFW, language):
Oh, women. Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones. The old-fashioned women, the ones with wombs. Those fucking dinosaurs. I love the new women. They’re great, aren’t they? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and cocks. They’re as good as gold, I love them.
And now the old-fashioned ones say, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilets?’ ‘For ladies!’ ‘They are ladies — look at their pronouns! What about this person isn’t a lady?’ ‘Well, his penis.’ ‘Her penis, you fucking bigot!’ ‘What if he rapes me?’ ‘What if she rapes you, you fucking TERF whore?’”
For those not in the know, Variety explains TERF, and also notes Gervais’ support for fellow comedian Kevin Hart:
TERF, or Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist, has been associated with people who reject the notion that trans women are women.
A few minutes later, when discussing Kevin Hart removing himself from hosting the Oscars in 2018 for past homophobic tweets, Gervais continued joking about the trans community.
“You can’t predict what will be offensive in the future,” Gervais said. “You don’t know who the dominant mob will be. Like, the worst thing you can say today, get you cancelled on Twitter, death threats, the worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises,’ right? Now, no one saw that coming. You won’t find a ten year old tweet saying ‘Women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we fucking had to!”
And Gervais also offered his support for the trans community, while taking one last shot at their umbrage:
Toward the end of the special, Gervais offers his reasoning for trans jokes, saying, “Full disclosure: In real life of course I support trans rights. I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights. Live your best life. Use your preferred pronouns. Be the gender that you feel you are. But meet me halfway, ladies. Lose the cock. That’s all I’m saying.”
Gervais clearly wants to poke the bear here. He’s succeeding, too, as our sister site Twitchy reports. More than that, though, Gervais wants to reclaim space for comedy, which exists to skewer the sacred cows of popular culture. Nothing has been more of a sacred cow of late than the transgender activist movement, their nonsensical pronoun constructs, and especially their demands for punishment for crossing them on such. This isn’t just a case of live and let live, after all, but a movement that calls for an intolerant reaction to any dissent against their agenda, including career destruction.
Comedy provides the best way to put that into perspective. Ridicule puts those absurdities into proper perspective, which is why the trans activists fear it so much. They vent their bigoted comedophobia at every turn, insisting that comics are second-class citizens that should be denied a public platform merely for expressing their point of view. I’m only partly tongue-in-cheek with that construct, as activists on the Left love labeling any sort of dissent as a form of mental illness with the “-phobia” tag. It’s an Orwellian impulse, and a pushback from people invested in the First Amendment space is long overdue.
The only way to fight back against that is to ridicule it. Hollywood as a whole may not yet have turned that corner, but apparently Netflix has. Let’s hope that this is the start of a trend that marginalizes the comedophobes, the speechophobes, and the realityphobes.