Never one to back away from taking the politically incorrect stance on a topic leftists hold dear, comedian Ricky Gervais put radical leftists attacking conservatives on blast over the weekend in the wake of Antifa activists physically assaulting Quillette editor Andy Ngo.
Writing on his Twitter account, Gervais pointed out the hypocrisy of leftists who advocate dangerous platitudes like “speech is violence” while actually committing physical violence against people.
“It’s interesting that the people who believe that throwing a milkshake in someone’s face shouldn’t be considered assault are often the same people who believe that ‘saying things’ should be,” the comedian tweeted.
Sounds reasonable, right? Not according to leftists, who immediately accused him of defending Nazis.
“Tell me more about letting nazis ‘say things’ wouldnt hurt anyone,” one user responded.
“Oh, come on, Ricky. This is utter bulls**t, and you know it. If you don’t, you should,” said one Internet troll.
“It’s interesting that people who believe ‘sayings things’ is harmless are often white men of European descent,” said another twitter user.
In response to this tempestuous insanity, Gervais later said that people of both political persuasions will only bring their “cause into disrepute” if they resort to violent factions.
“Whatever side you’re on politically, ‘left’ or ‘right’, you don’t need violent factions joining you or representing you,” Gervais tweeted. “They bring your cause into disrepute. They don’t even care about your cause, they’re just in it for the violence. Denounce them.”
“After studying science, philosophy, theology and socio-economic history for many years, I have concluded that the big problem is that so many people are f***ing stupid,” he later tweeted.
Ricky Gervais has taken a bold stance on free speech issues over the past several years, as leftists have increasingly sought to implement new measures to regulate what people can and cannot say, according to Fox News.
“I’m an old fashioned liberal lefty, champagne socialist type of guy. 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?” he tweeted this past January.
Quillette editor Andy Ngo suffered severe injuries to his face at the hands of an Antifa mob over the weekend in Portland, Oregon. The assault stands in line with a series of violent attacks on conservatives that have unfolded over the past few months in both Britain and the United States, many of which involve milkshakes. In Andy Ngo’s case, the milkshake chucked at him contained fast-drying cement, which resulted in a brain bleed.
“Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government,” Ngo’s lawyer Harmeet Dhillon tweeted on Sunday night.
“He is being admitted to the hospital overnight as a result of a brain bleed. You sick ‘journalists’ and other hacks gloating about this should be ashamed,” she continued.