The famous comedian, Ricky Gervais, has done a Dave Chappelle. He made some controversial comments in his new Netflix special, ‘Supernature’. The comic made some trans jokes that apparently did not go well with the trans community.
Dave Chappelle was embroiled in a similar controversy when some of his comments in his Netflix special offended many trans people. He was even attacked at the Hollywood Bowl. Gervais has apparently learned from the Chappelle experience and has hired private security to defend himself.
Ricky Gervais Hires Private Security For Potential Attack From Trans Activists
The Mirror reported that the comedian hired 10 security guards. They cost around 12,000 Pounds per night to provide security for this week’s event in the Leicester Square Theatre, London. Clearly, security threats were grave enough to warrant Gervais to hire such expensive private security.
The comedian probably assessed that the backlash he faced from trans activists might take a violent turn. What do you think of Gervais hiring private security for his events? What is your opinion of his controversial new Netflix special and his trans jokes? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Dave Chappelle’s Controversy
The top comedian, Dave Chappelle, got a huge backlash when he made some comments which upset the trans community. At one point, many Netflix employees staged protests against him. However, many came in support of the comic’s right to free speech. Eventually, Chappelle seemed to have weathered the storm and continued his great performances.
He was attacked by a person at the Hollywood Bowl. These controversies and violent reactions from people to jokes are unfortunate. Earlier, Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock for cracking a joke at his wife’s expense. It seems that comedians are coming under increasing fire from audiences for their jokes.