Ricky Gervais pokes fun at Will Smith’s Oscar ban: ‘He'll only do 6 years with good behavior’

Ricky Gervais had earlier stated that he would have never made a joke on Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair but on her boyfriend


                            Ricky Gervais pokes fun at Will Smith’s Oscar ban: ‘He'll only do 6 years with good behavior’
Ricky Gervais and Will Smith (Photos by Nicholas Hunt/Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Looks like Ricky Gervais can’t get enough of the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars fiasco as after already giving his two cents on the matter, the legendary British comedian once again weighed in on the controversy after the Hollywood star got banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years.
 
The 60-year-old funny man took to his Twitter with an intention to poke fun at Will Smith getting banned from the Oscars. Soon, reactions poured in from social media users as everyone shared a different opinion on the slapgate. Ricky Gervais had earlier stated that he would have never made a joke on Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair but on her boyfriend. In another instance, Ricky had stated that alopecia was not a disability while also calling Chris Rock’s joke as “tamest joke ever.”
 
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Ricky Gervais pokes fun at Will Smith’s 10-year Oscar ban

Taking it to Twitter on Saturday, April 9, Ricky Gervais stated, “Hopefully, he'll only do 6 years with good behavior.” This led to chaos on social media quickly sending Twitter into a meltdown. The ‘After Life’ star had earlier addressed the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars fiasco at a show at London's Highgate while testing new material. He had apparently stated, “I’ll get it out of the way. I have not got any Will Smith material. I trended when that happened and I was not even there."
 
A few days later, the comedian again opined on the matter when many dubbed Jada’s alopecia as a disability. On Twitter, he asserted, “Someone said it was joking about her [Jada's] disability. Well I'm going a bit thin, so I'm disabled. That means I can park right up next to Tescos now." He continued, “And I'm fat, that's a disease. I'm fat and balding, I should get f***ing benefits.' Following this, Gervais said that Rock's comment 'wasn't bad' and he also condemned Smith for slapping the host as he made a joke in his opening monologue. Gervais' exact words were, "You don't hit people over a joke, however bad it is. And it wasn't bad!" He then added, "That was like the tamest joke I would ever have told."
 

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Will Smith appears to slap Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

 


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‘It sends a strong signal’, says Twitter

Reacting to Ricky Gervais’ latest tweet, one user stated, “This move from the Oscars is giving permission to all comedians to make abusive jokes.” Whereas, another chimed in, “I'm not sure we should have a culture where people can be randomly insulted at an awards ceremony. Fair enough when you pay to see a comedian. But attending awards with your family shouldn't mean that you must automatically be dragged through the gutter. What happened to manners?” One user stated, “It sends a strong signal, it’s ok to verbally insult someone with a medical condition on stage and we must not stand up for that person.”
 
The next one shared, “I believe that it was wrong of Chris to make a joke of Will's wife's affliction which she has bravely endured. Will is the celebrity, his wife is not. To lose one's hair as a woman goes to the heart of one's self-image - especially in s place like Hollywood.  Is it?” Another added, “So Chris Rock is relevant again. He should be banned for 10 years as well. Jada's feelings were obviously hurt by the look on her face?!? And, one concluded, “Being banned from attending the Oscars, Grammys, etc is a reward. We should all be so lucky.”

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