Ricky Gervais finds M.E./CFS very funny

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bluebottle, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle New Member

    Here's a youtube video of UK 'comedian' Ricky Gervais mocking people with M.E./CFS, as part of his act. Although he says at first he knows it is a physical illness, he goes on to be incredibly offensive about us. Wouldn't there be an outcry if he were insulting about e.g. cancer or heart disease sufferers?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj5WpaAA9_8
  2. becc

    becc New Member

    Sigh... what a fool. I only watched the first minute or so before closing the page.

    I'll never understand the appeal of such mean-spirited 'humour' and you're right, of course, there would be public outrage if he made the same comments about virtually any other illness.

    Although, I must say this just confirms my existing opinion of Gervais. I know that a lot of people enjoy politically incorrect humour but I've never been one of them. Give me intelligent comedy any day - comedy that doesn't rely upon ripping another person apart to get a laugh.