Popular stand-up comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has been drawing high praise from conservatives for courageously “speaking truth” to power and by “taking a massive dump” on Hollywood elites for their hypocritical “woke” culture.
The term “woke” became part of a wider discussion in 2014, immediately following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and has evolved over time to signal awareness of injustice or racial tension.
In his approximately eight-minute monologue at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Gervais delivered what some critics have called a “savage” assault on Hollywood elites for saying they are “woke” when their actions and professional relationships say otherwise.
“Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama. A superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China. So, well, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, I mean, unbelievable: Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?” quipped Gervais as his audience of Hollywood stars and business executives, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, cringed and laughed uncomfortably.
“So if you do win an award tonight, please don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f**k off,” he added after previously warning the audience that his speech was all in the name of comedy.
Conservative founder and editor of the Daily Wire Ben Shapiro wasted no time Sunday night in pointing out Gervais’ savagely potent humor.
“The hilarity of Gervais taking a massive dump all over these self-aggrandizing Hollywood know-nothings while they try to ignore him and weepily virtue signal to each other…it’s just the BEST THING EVER,” Shapiro tweeted.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair