"At some point, you have to accept that Gervais isn’t making jokes, he’s telling us exactly what he thinks. And what he thinks is that trans people are less valid than everyone else," says Libby Hill. "This isn’t acceptable and the HFPA’s choice to continue to associate with Gervais at all, much less give him the reins on the organization’s biggest night, is baffling. In an age where comedians are rightfully being held accountable for bigoted words and actions from years prior — it’s been less than a year since Kevin Hart lost the job as Oscar host for homophobic tweets made between 2009-2011 — Gervais continues to tweet vitriol toward the LGBTQ+ community only to face no repercussions."
TOPICS: Ricky Gervais, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards, LGBTQ