Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I <3 Ricky Gervais.
Yes, I do. I'm sad I missed his HBO special, but I've been super lazy lately, too lazy to even torrent it. I'll get around to it one of these days. In the meantime, however, I'll say this: the man is a genius. I liked the British "Office" better. And I have to say here and now, that the next person who says they liked the American version better because the British one "just wasn't as funny", I swear to God, I will go hammertime on them Oh Daesu-style. It wasn't as funny because you're a stupid American, you idiot.
Anyway, so apparently he made the following comments about fat people: in his new audiobook, The Ricky Gervais Guide to Medicine:
"I really don't know why a doctor under a hippocratic oath takes the risk of something going badly wrong, sometimes with general anaesthetic, because someone can't be bothered to go for a fucking run.
"They have bits sliced off and tied up and sucked out. I want to say to them, 'You lazy f---ing fat pig. Just go for a run and stop eating burgers. You might fucking die'.
"Some things are not worth the risk. When someone's facial surgery goes wrong because they wanted plumper lips or a little nose, I think they're a fucking idiot.
"If your arse is too fucking fat, stop eating and go for a run."
So of course he caught some bullshit for the comments he made, typically, because they weren't PC and people felt he was "attacking" fat people. He had this to say in response.
"I heard someone on the radio once say that they were tired of the prejudice aimed at the overweight. They said something like "you're not allowed to make fun of gay people, so why are you allowed to make fun of fat people? It's the same thing."
It's not the same thing though, is it? Gay people are born that way. They didn't work at becoming gay. Fat people became fat because they would rather be that way than stop eating so much. They had to eat and eat to get fat. Then, when they were fat they had to keep up the eating to stay fat. For gayness to be the same as fatness, gay people would have to start off straight but then ween themselves onto cock. Soon they're noshing all day getting gayer and gayer. They've had more than enough cock... they're full... they're just sucking for the sake of it. Now they're overgay, and frowned upon by people who can have the occasional cock but not over indulge.
When a doctor tells me that that's how you become gay, I'll stop making jokes about fat people."