Netflix is under fire again due to jokes about the transgender community in Ricky Gervais‘ new comedy special.
In SuperNature, which was released on Tuesday, May 24, Gervais, 60, makes several comments about trans women, saying, “The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and c–ks. They’re as good as gold, I love them.”
The U.K. native also misgendered trans actress Eddie Izzard while reflecting on her career. Later in the special, Gervais discussed Kevin Hart stepping down as the 2019 Oscars host due to resurfaced homophobic tweets.
“Like, the worst thing you can say today — to get you canceled on Twitter — the worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises,’ right?” he said, noting that it isn’t easy to “predict what will be offensive” to others. “Now, no one saw that coming. You won’t find a ten-year-old tweet of someone saying, ‘Women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we f–king had to!”
The comedian ended the special by pointing out that he supports the trans community regardless of his jokes. “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 pronoun,” he said. “Be the gender that you feel that you are but meet me halfway. Ladies, lose the c–k. That’s all I’m saying.”
Gervais has previously…