By now many of you may have seen or read about the smack down conducted by comedian Ricky Gervais at last night’s 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Taken by itself, what Gervais said was terrific and really gave Hollywood elites the scolding they deserved. People resent being preached to by Hollywood celebrities that they pay to see in movies and on television and I count myself as one of them. For eight minutes Gervais, rightly, tore right into Hollywood’s woke culture for their hypocrisies and he deserves praise for doing so.
The hypocrisy of Hollywood celebrities knows no bounds either. For example, the Golden Globe dinner menu included vegan options this year as a way to virtue signal about climate change. But, as a conservative radio talk show host correctly pointed out, all of the event’s guests traveled to the event using fossil fuel powered limousines and private jets.
While Ricky Gervais supports animal rights and does not like the President (which is his right), he has a far nastier side he needs to be called out for. Four years ago, Gervais tweeted a photo of Rebecca Francis (aka Extreme Huntress) who posed lying down next to a giraffe she hunted successfully. Breitbart reported that Gervais happened upon the photo and tweeted it saying:
“What must have happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal; then lie next to it smiling?”
Gervais’ tweet soon went viral unleashing a mob of people angrily condemning the photo to the point where Rebecca Francis received not only berating remarks from people on her Facebook page but even actual death threats. On one post Rebecca Francis published earned a comment from someone saying:
“Can I come? But the only bullet I’ll be using is the one I put in your head.”
During August of last year, Gervais accused a pair of trophy hunters of being poachers and instigating a lion they shot and killed that charged toward the hunters in an aggressive manner showing its fangs. In other words, the hunters brought the lion’s aggression on themselves as far as Gervais is concerned.
Ricky Gervais’ animal rights activism ultimately is virtue signalling. In the above cases and when the chips are down, he champions the savagery of the animal kingdom over the civilization of mankind. In short, while Gervais should be given credit where credit is due, the results of last night’s Golden Globe Awards monologue was bittersweet when one takes into account the history of the messenger.