Ricky Gervais, what a prise arsehole

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The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/03/2012 at 09:11

Don't care if you think he is funny.

His latest comments about Susan Boyle

"I don't think she'd be where she is today if it wasn't for the fact that she looked like such a f–king mong. There is no better word to describe Susan Boyle. When she first came on the telly, I went, 'Is that a mong?'"

I don't particular like Susan Boyle, but I do have a downs syndrome son and I find that so offensive.

10/03/2012 at 09:22

to be honest there is 3 definitions of the word 'mong'

 1. Adj. Lacking in physical and cerebal ability. General retardation.
Generally: a total spastic

2. Someone in a vegetive state of mind/being usually effective after consuming large quantities of alcohol, weed, lsd, ecstacy etc or combinations of. ie. 'monged'

3. Mong is short for 'mongoloid', which was originally an anachronistic term for a Down's Syndrome sufferer. The modern Mong however is a total fuckwit, who deserves nothing less than complete humiliation for their idiocy. That includes all those dope smokers too, who relate being 'monged' to being chilled and mellow. Its because when you're stoned you act like a fucking retard, you fucking spazzes!

if meant as the shortened form in of 'mongoloid' then VERY OFFENSIVE

he is a prick anyway.

10/03/2012 at 09:23
What an arse! That's incredibly offensive and not remotely funny
PSC    pirate
10/03/2012 at 09:28

I don't find him funny in the slightest.  Never have done.  I didn't get the office - thought it was total drivel.  And these comments are totally offensive - sounds like he was trying to get a cheap laugh at someone elses expense - sign of a weak minded bully if you ask me.. 

I don't know much about SB - but watched a documentary about her a few months ago and really warmed to her.  Yes she might have had a few problems along the way, but so have most of us.  She's done pretty bloody well out of it and good on her.

OW
10/03/2012 at 09:28

What's his problem?  Why target her?   There must be a reason behind this second deliberate choice  of language and target. It says more about him than her.

If it's publicity (because even bad publicity is good??) I hope he fails abysmally.  It's not funny. It's cruel, rude, sick and very needlessly offensive

OW
10/03/2012 at 10:08
Whilst not wanting to get into a debate on the use of words and their potential for offence, didn't this happen about 6 months ago?
Or have I missed something?
10/03/2012 at 12:24
A total shit and totally unfunny. I would wonder what sort of folk would find this sort of stuff funny at all. Maybe a sign of some sickness in society , given that he is so popular
10/03/2012 at 13:50
I think Ricky Gervais is more like his character David Brent than he would care to acknowledge. I loved The Office and Extras, I found them both very funny but uncomfortable to watch at the same time. Ricky Gervais just makes me feel uncomfortable, he comes across a bit socially inept. And, yes, the Susan Boyle comments are the words of a prize arsehole, regardless of how you define 'mong'
10/03/2012 at 13:57

Gervais produces some funny comedy, but comedians who have to ridicule others are utter scum. Frankie Boyle and many other "shock jock" types too.

It seems the British way though. Every time someone famous dies you get a raft of emails with some puns and generally twattish "Jokes". People do it on this forum too....wonder if they'd appreciate it the next time they lose someone.

an example of such a thread here...

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages/mps/dt/4/UTN/168433/

Edited: 10/03/2012 at 14:04
10/03/2012 at 14:12
She does look like she has downs. Mong isn't really that offensive-just a shortened version of mongoloid in this case. But they way Gervais used it was totally wrong. "she looks like a fucking mong" He could have said it much better.
10/03/2012 at 14:24
As usual when you look into a subject then things are not so black and white. Gervais did say later in his act that he didn't mean she had downs that would be offensive. I think Gervais was pushing the boundaries of comedy. He is quite brave to use disabilities in his routines. Much better than ignoring the subject like most comedians. It's not the first time he has used disabled people in his comedy. There was a very funny sketch on Extras once I remember. Ofcom have cleared him. Probably because they looked at it in detail and not just read the tabloids.
10/03/2012 at 15:12

What's  brave about it then? Edgy comedians, wow, where would we be without them eh? 

And just how should laugh-a-minute Ricky have phrased his observation then NLR? "She looks like she has Downs, ha ha ha"?

Prick.

10/03/2012 at 16:48
Ian M wrote (see)
Whilst not wanting to get into a debate on the use of words and their potential for offence, didn't this happen about 6 months ago? Or have I missed something?
It did but Susan Boyle has only now responded. Not sure of the reason for the delay though.
10/03/2012 at 16:50
This is such old news. Besides, no one has the right not to be offended, so if Gervais and his fans think he comment is funny, those who don't will just have to suck it up and get on with things.
10/03/2012 at 16:52
Intermanaut wrote (see)
 no one has the right not to be offended

My brain hurts.   So I have the right to be offended?  Gee thanks.
10/03/2012 at 17:19
Taking the piss out of someone to raise a laugh is the lowest form of humour.
10/03/2012 at 17:50

there's nothing brave or clever mocking those least able to defend themselves in society.

i think the Manic Street Preachers summed it nicely when they sang, if you tolerate this, then your children will be next

10/03/2012 at 18:23
I agree Stevie. Just as you can't say don't be offensive then call someone a prick. Not sure whether it was me or Gervais he was calling but it doesn't matter.

10/03/2012 at 18:26
Come to think the title of this thread goes along the same lines. Don't offend my son you arsehole!!
10/03/2012 at 18:58

You really don't get it do you? Sometimes I think you're a thirteen year old child who's hacked into her mum's account.

  

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