Ricky Gervais takes swipe at woke warriors furious over Chris Rock joke: 'I'm going thin, so I'm disabled!'
Rock has been slammed for the joke, which referenced the 1997 film "G.I. Jane" in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head
Ricky Gervais has hit out at those left furious by Chris Rock’s Oscars joke directed towards Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Rock has been slammed for the joke, which referenced the 1997 film "G.I. Jane" in which actress Demi Moore shaved her head.
Jada Pinkett Smith had previously spoken out about her battle with the autoimmune disorder alopecia, which can cause hair loss and balding.
But Gervais has now taken a fresh dig at those who say Rock joked about her disability.
Speaking on a live Q&A with fans on Twitter, the British actor said while laughing: “Someone said it was joking about her disability.
“Well I’m going a bit thin, so I’m disabled!
“That means I can park close right up to Tesco’s now."
His comments come just days after he hit out at the Oscars by revealing a parody speech.
A fan took to Twitter to post a video of Gervais’ memorable speech during the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, calling on others to retweet if they wanted to see the British actor to host the Oscars.
Gervais replied to the tweet with a parody speech, which started: "Hello. I hope this show helps cheer up the ordinary people watching at home.
“If you’re unemployed for example, take some comfort in the fact that even if you had a job, your salary probably wouldn't be as much as the goody bag all the actors have just been given.
"I'm proud to announce that this is the most diverse and progressive Oscars ever. Looking out I see people from all walks of life. Every demographic under the sun.
“Except poor people, obviously. F*** them."