Comedian Strongly Stands for Freedom of Speech

Comedian Strongly Stands for Freedom of Speech
Matt Hobbs [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Comedian Ricky Gervais slammed political correctness while also talking about the importance of freedom of speech recently.

According to Fox News:

Comedian Ricky Gervais blasted political correctness and chastised his critics for painting him with a broad brush for advocating for what he calls "freedom of speech."

The 57-year-old creator of the U.K. version of “The Office” took to Twitter Wednesday to sound off on some left-leaning people who were quick to denounce him after controversial comments he made in the past.

“I’m an old fashion liberal lefty, champagne socialist type of guy,” he wrote. “A pro-equality, opportunity-for-all, welfare state snowflake. But, if I ever defend freedom of speech on here, I’m suddenly an alt right nazi. How did that happen?”

The tweet was accompanied by a black and white photo of Gervais spraying champagne while looking stoically into the camera.

  No specific reason for the tirade from Gervais to make this outburst was known. But he does have a point.

 Source: American Update

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