(Tea Party 247) – The left is now calling left-wing atheist Ricky Gervais “right-wing” because he decided to brutally, ruthlessly slam all the snobby Hollywood liberals that everyone knows we all resent.
On January 6th, the day after Gervais hosted the Golden Globes, where he unleashed his overdue torrent of mockery on the glitterati, Vanity Fair reporter Mark Harris ranted on Twitter that Gervais had been “yelling” at celebrities who “used their stage time to say valuable things.”
You know you’ve reached peak elitist when you’re defending members of the entertainment industry for their sickening virtue signaling.
“Here’s my Ricky Gervais problem: The idea that celebrities are not only pampered babies but hypocrites who cause the problems they make speeches deploring and should therefore shut up and act/sing/be grateful is a right-wing talking point, and an especially stupid one,” he wrote.
“It’s not an act of speaking truth to power or of bravery to attack celebs on that front—it’s a tired way of scolding people into silence because you don’t like what they’re saying, and saying that he’s ‘calling out’ the hyper privileged is just the same thing in a new guise,” Harris whined on.
“You’ll never go broke ending a night scowling at celebrities and saying, ‘Get drunk, do your drugs, [expletive] off,’ which I think were his last words on the show. There will always be people to say, ‘Yeah! You tell ’em!’ But tell ’em what? ‘[expletive] off’ isn’t a stance. It’s a tantrum.”
Gervais was about as patient with Harris as he was with hypocritical “woke” celebrities.
“How the [expletive] can teasing huge corporations, and the richest, most privileged people in the world be considered right wing?” the comedian wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, he took to Twitter to thank his fans for the positive response–as plenty of people from both sides of the political aisle emphatically appreciated his comments at the awards ceremony.
“Thanks for all your amazing comments about my Golden Globes monologue. Best reaction ever and that means a lot to me,” he wrote.
“I had a blast but thank [expletive] it’s over, so I can get back to my real job of editing #AfterLife2 and touring #SuperNature. Make Jokes, Not War.”
The Epoch Times details some of the highlights of his speech:
“I know he’s your friend but I don’t care. You had to make your own way here in your own plane, didn’t you?” he said.
The writer and director opened his speech by referencing actress Felicity Huffman and her imprisonment for a college admissions scandal involving her daughter.
“I also came here in a limo and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman,” he joked.
The former star of the BBC’s “The Office” criticized Hollywood figures for advocating certain causes but turning a blind eye to the companies that pay them, singling out Apple while its CEO Tim Cook sat in the audience.
“Apple roared into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” he said.
“Well, you say you’re woke but the companies you work for in China—unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”
Elsewhere in his speech, Gervais jokingly accused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which decides who win the coveted Golden Globes awards, of being “very, very racist.”
Concluding his speech, the comedian told this year’s winners that they should avoid talking about politics when making their acceptance speeches as they are “in no position to lecture the public about anything.”
“You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg,” he said, referencing the 17-year-old Swedish environmental activist.