Ricky Gervais Hopes To Live Long Enough To See “Woke” Generation Get Canceled By The Next One
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has made headlines for criticizing cancel culture many times…
…And now he’s out there again, this time saying that he hopes to live long enough to see young people get canceled by the next generation.
These days some people from Gen Z – as well as millennials – are described as being “woke” or “snowflakes” for taking offense at everything.
But British comedy star Ricky Gervais is hoping that the people who do the cancelling will one day be cancelled by a younger even more woke generation of easily-offended people.
In a recent episode of their new podcast Absolutely Mental, featuring neuroscientist Sam Harris, the two discuss why we should care about the future.
As the conversation became deeper and more philosophical, Ricky noted that it will be inevitable that today’s easily offended won’t be “woke” enough for the next generation.
“I wanna live long enough to see the younger generation not be woke enough for the next generation,” he said. “It’s going to happen. Don’t they realise that, it’s like, they’re next. That’s what’s funny.
“We kicked out the old guard. We did it. There’s only so woke and liberal you can get and then you start going the other way. But it’s inevitable.”
Sam went on to say that progressiveness is not a generational thing and added that “no matter how left you are” there will always be someone who is “further left” who will treat you “like a Nazi,” to which Ricky replied:
“Virtue signalling is literally people saying ‘If I’m picking on you for this minutia, think how good I must be, think how good I am if I care about these things that don’t matter’.”
As a serial wokeness offender, Ricky also believes that one day he will be cancelled for good by the woke mob.
And, as reported by The Daily Star, the comedian also said he wouldn’t actually mind if he gets cancelled because he’ll just keep on doing what he’s doing.
“You don’t know what the world’s going to be like in 10 years’ time,” he said. “You can get cancelled for things you said 10 years ago because you don’t know what it’s going to be like in 10 years’ time.”
“If I have to, I’ll go to Hyde Park and stand on a bench and shout s***.”
To see what got Ricky Gervais’s in hot water at the Golden Globe awards last year, check out his hilarious speech in the link below.
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