Trans pressure groups push cancel campaign against Netflix plus Ricky Gervais over jokes

A press watchdog is claiming his comedy special incites “hate or violence. “

GLAAD, a lesbian porn, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media watchdog has called for Netflix in order to cancel comedian Ricky Gervais’s latest comedy special “ SuperNature. ” Some Twitter users are also using the  #cancelnetflix  to encourage audiences to cancel their subscriptions.

The cancel campaign began on Tuesday after Gervais’s comedy special, SuperNature, started streaming on Netflix. Several videos from the special started to go viral on social media, including a clip of Gervais  joking about “ the new women… the ones with beards and cocks. ”

GLAAD responded to the Gervais Netflix special on Twitter simply by claiming that it’s “ full of graphic, dangerous, anti-trans rants masquerading as jokes” which it violates Netflix’s plan prohibiting content “ designed to incite hate or violence. ”

“ While Netflix is home to several groundbreaking LGBTQ shows, it refuses to enforce its own policy in comedy, ” Glaad continued. “ The LGBTQ community and our allies have made it very clear that so-called comedians who spit hate in place of humor, and the media companies who provide them with a platform, will be kept accountable. Meanwhile, there are PLENTY of humorous LGBTQ comedians to support. ”

Several Twitter users furthermore urged viewers to cancel their Netflix subscriptions within the Gervais special.

In a SiriusXM interview that was published just before SuperNature was released, SiriusXM host Sam Roberts  jokingly told Gervais   that he thinks  the particular recent Netflix memo   telling activist workers to support free speech or find work elsewhere was a preemptive measure for his comedy special.

Gervais responded by saying: “ To me, there’s nothing controversial in that because it’s simply jokes. ”

He continued by saying the audience at the live recording of SuperNature experienced no complaints and laughed at all the jokes.

“ But everyone’s likely to complain about everything inside it, ” Gervais said as he anticipated the backlash the special would receive right after it started streaming on Netflix. “ Every single series someone is going to complain, either because they hate it, they will not get it. ”

After SuperNature went reside, Gervais thanked his followers and reported that Netflix had ordered his following special, “ Armageddon. ”

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