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Ricky Gervais Reacts to Backlash Over 'Transphobic' Jokes in Netflix Special Stand-up

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Ricky Gervais has defended making jokes about "taboo subjects" His new Netflix special drew criticism after its release on Tuesday. US LGBT rights group Glaad labelled the show "dangerous", "anti-gay" and "anti trans" He said: "I think that's what comedy is for, really - to get us through stuff"
4 months ago·Los Gatos, United States

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Ricky Gervais defends 'taboo' comedy after backlash

The comedian's new Netflix special has been described as "dangerous", "anti-gay" and "anti trans".

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Ricky Gervais Reacts to Backlash Over 'Transphobic' Jokes in Netflix Special Stand-up

Ricky Gervais defended his stance and said that his set was not anti-trans. The British comedian, during his set, mentions trans women and says, “I love the new women.

4 months ago·India
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The IndependentThe Independent

Ricky Gervais says ‘taboo’ jokes ‘don’t mean anything’ amid Netflix backlash

Comic’s latest special has been branded as ‘dangerous, anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes’ by LGBTQ+ rights organisation GLAAD

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily ExpressDaily Express

'Real life is much worse' Ricky Gervais defends 'taboo' jokes in Netflix series

RICKY GERVAIS stepped in to defend his new Netflix series during an appearance on The One Show as he admitted real life is worse than his jokes.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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Ricky Gervais' defends 'taboo' comedy as his Netflix SuperNature special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

The comedian ridicules transgender women in his Netflix special and has since defended making jokes about "taboo subjects" after his new show drew criticism.

4 months ago·New Zealand
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Ricky Gervais defends telling 'taboo' jokes after Stonewall criticism

LGBT rights groups call out the comic for allegedly discriminating against transgender and gay people on SuperNature show

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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