Ricky Gervais Shreds Celebrities Who Put Out Cringeworthy ‘I Take Responsibility’ Racism PSA
Comedian Ricky Gervais openly mocked celebrities after a group of them released an anti-racism PSA that makes current issues in America all about them.
The PSA (seen below) will actually make you feel physically uncomfortable watching it as Hollywood’s best and brightest put their white guilt on display for the world to see.
The two-minute video features celebrities vowing to “take responsibility” for a host of things they feel have contributed to racism in America.
“Every not-so-funny joke, every unfair stereotype,” actor Justin Theroux laments.
Racially charged jokes are going to be eliminated. There goes the career of Chris Rock. Start burning tapes of Richard Pryor.
Kristin Bell vowed to take responsibility “for every time it was easier to ignore it than to call it out for what it was.”
regret to inform you the celebs are at it again pic.twitter.com/pfORBiqvrX
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) June 11, 2020
What is perhaps most startling about the PSA is a complete lack of insincerity coming off the screen. These sheltered Hollywood liberals are clearly acting as they deliver their pre-written lines.
This is, after all, their job.
“Black people are being slaughtered in the streets, killed in their own homes,” the video conveys. “These are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our family. We are done watching them die. We are no longer bystanders. We will not be idle. Enough is enough.”
Or maybe there is something else about this video besides the dramatic takes that really makes it stand out?
Gervais seems to think so, eviscerating his virtue signaling colleagues in just seven words.
“Terrible lack of diversity in this video,” he tweeted.
Terrible lack of diversity in this video. https://t.co/TY7zZGVcjd
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 11, 2020
Desperate For Attention
Leave it to a bunch of white, out-of-touch, rich people to make the Black Lives Matter issue all about how super-serious they are about changing their ways.
Dear Hollywood – Nobody gives a rip about your views on anything other than what person you’re going to pretend to be in your next made-up story.
Gervais has addressed this before, ripping celebrities for being desperate for attention during the coronavirus quarantine.
“I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” the comedian stated in a New York Times interview. “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,'” Gervais continued. “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.”
.@rickygervais: If u “win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech you’re in no position to lecture the public abt anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than @GretaThunberg.”pic.twitter.com/0YP6ISx2UR
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 6, 2020
Gervais has also taken aim at Antifa domestic terrorists – the same group of people who have taken over riots recently, the same group of people numerous celebrities have promised to bail out of jail.
“Whatever side you’re on politically, ‘left’ or ‘right’, you don’t need violent factions joining you or representing you,” Gervais tweeted roughly one year ago. “They bring your cause into disrepute. They don’t even care about your cause, they’re just in it for the violence. Denounce them.”
Instead, Hollywood glorifies them while pretending they want to unite the country.