Good morning, and welcome to another day of hilarity and hypocrites here at TheRalphRetort.com. The weekend was a bit slow, but we did do some pretty epic streaming. I’ll talk about that a little later this morning. I’ll also hopefully have my UK video montage done sometime today as well (by tomorrow evening for sure). But, enough with the rundown. Let’s get to the funny shit! Where shall we begin? Well, the salt storm Ricky Gervais caused with his jokes about Caitlyn Jenner last night seemed like a very good place to start. Slate already has an article out about it, saying this proves that the era of jokes about transgendered people were over.
My question to you is: why? Even if you think those jokes are offensive, guess what? A lot of offensive shit is funny. I lost some weight awhile back, but I’m still a bigger gentleman (lol). Comedians make fat jokes all the damn time, and I laugh when they’re funny. They also make jokes about race, women, and all that other fun shit, too. My favorite comedian of all time, Richard Pryor, routinely pushed the boundaries in all those areas. Many others regard him as the greatest as well. He would probably be hounded out of show business today. That’s how fucking bad it’s gotten.
I’m glad Mr. Gervais is continuing to push all the right buttons. Radical activists don’t get to decide what’s funny and what’s not funny. The only people who get to decide that is the general public. While his jokes may not have went over in a room full of pampered celebs (although many of them did, even there), I can guarantee you that Joe Sixpack loved seeing all these rich, spoiled, out-of-touch elitists get roasted for one evening out of the year. Fuck sycophantic comedy, I want a little bite with my humor.
Here’s some of the reactions that I personally collected from Twitter, along with a few more from The Daily Caller’s post on this…
experiencing ricky gervais is the same experience emotionally as accidentally sitting on a wet toilet seat in a public restroom
— kaye toal (@ohkayewhatever) January 11, 2016
@brocklesnitch i luv a good joke at the expense of me and other trans folk by a white cis dude. 💯
— liz, real human adult (@lizduckchong) January 11, 2016
— Bustle (@bustle) January 11, 2016
You know, Ricky Gervais doing hacky jokes about trans people and trans characters is really, really not a good look. Grow up.
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) January 11, 2016
I hope we get more trans jokes from Ricky Gervais before the night is over!!
— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) January 11, 2016
I see Gervais made a trans joke to open #GoldenGlobes. So edgy. Or cheap and awful. Can't remember which.
— Adam Mordecai (@advodude) January 11, 2016
(Yea, that shithead clearly knows comedy.)
so far we've gotten jokes about:
i want to hit ricky gervais upside the head
— elle buss (@THOUGHTCRlME) January 11, 2016
Sounds like a damn good time! I might have to watch the replay, at this point.
Poor choice in trans-themed jokes, Ricky Gervais. #GoldenGlobes
— AfterEllen.com (@afterellen) January 11, 2016
Ricky Gervais wants us to think he's progressive & anti-establishment but most jokes so far anti-trans, survivors, women #GoldenGlobes
— Delia Harrington (@DeliaMary) January 11, 2016
Ricky Gervais repeat after me:
Transgender jokes are not okay.
TRANSGENDER JOKES ARE NOT OKAY. #GoldenGlobes
— Kandice (@bookgirl_Kandi) January 11, 2016
“L O L transgender people?” — Ricky Gervais’ entire #GoldenGlobes hosting job
— Caroline Darya Framke (@carolineframke) January 11, 2016
At least someone still has a sense of humor left…
It’s sad when people have to try to sink their ideological claws into comedy. But I hope they continue. As we’ve seen over the last 12 months or so, comedians continue to flock to the anti-PC cause. They know what’s funny and what isn’t, plus they can smell the fascism from a mile away. All you’re doing is bring more people to our side, assholes. Keep up the good work!