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?

  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.