Comedian Ricky Gervais has found himself in trouble with a select few people over “trans” jokes in his new Netflix Special “Super Nature”. The media outlet “The Independent” rated the special two stars out of five. Their opinion is that Gervais simply took tasteless shots at the LGBTQ+ community for cheap laughs from the audience. A sixty-second clip from “Super Nature” has essentially gone viral online… and it is that clip that is causing so much controversy. Some of the language used in the clip to refer to “trans” people is harsh. However, the “harsh” language is not unlike any other joke Gervais has told about other people and other things. Another clip from the Netflix special gives more context to the “shocking” jokes. Gervais says that he refuses to exclude people of the LGBTQ community from his material because he treats them the same as everyone else. Maybe certain people want to be exalted above others that they view as inferior or undeserving of breathing the same air.
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