Ricky Gervais just blew the whistle on the Hollywood goons and shut them completely down.
He knocked them right off their arrogant high horses saying, “A couple of disgruntled liberal elites suddenly said, ‘Oh, Gervais is alt-right now.’”
“And I went, what? What’s right-wing about taking the mickey out of the richest, most powerful corporations on the planet?”
But Ricky was just getting warmed up and he went right to the heart of the matter – the big egos of boring people with empty lives who crave the spotlight to prove to themselves they are not frauds: “People are just a bit tired of being lectured to.”
“I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” he said.
“I think that people are just a bit tired of being lectured to. Now celebrities think: ‘The general public needs to see my face. They can’t get to the cinema – I need to do something.’
“And it’s when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they’re doing something good, they’re sort of thinking, ‘I could weep at what a good person I am.’ Oh, dear.”
“No, the world hasn’t changed. No one looks at me differently. And I’ve got nothing against those people, really,” he said of his new conservative fan base.
“I think that’s the mistake people make: They think that every joke is a window to the comedian’s soul — because I wrote it and performed it under my own name, that that’s really me.”
“And that’s just not true. I’ll flip a joke halfway through and change my stance to make the joke better.”
“I’ll pretend to be right-wing, left-wing, whatever wing, no wing. I’ve got to go after the richest people in the room, and NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press.”
“I’ve got to be a court jester, but a court jester’s got to make sure that he doesn’t get executed as well.”
“I’ve got to make all the peasants laugh at the king, but the king’s sort of got to like it,” he said.