Rotten Tomatoes Criticizes Netflix Special Trash Ricky Gervais While Audience Raves About It

If you need more evidence that we’re in a vicious culture war, look no further than the latest Rotten Tomatoes scores for Ricky Gervais’ latest stand-up comedy special, “SuperNature.”

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Last week the latest Netflix special by comedian Ricky Gervais premiered on the platform and was labelled as transphobic and bigoted by progressives in the media just hours after its release. The special has been on Netflix for a few days and now the Rotten Tomato scores are out. The reaction between critics and the public is just what you think it would be.

“SuperNature” among critics has a positive score of 14% from 7 reviews, however, among audiences, the special has a 92% rating with over 250 reviews at the time of writing.

What has angered progressive critics about Gervais’s comedy is that in the opening act, Gervais dives into material about the trans community by poking fun at pronouns and gender identity.

“Oh, women! Not all women, I mean the old-fashioned ones. Old-fashioned women. Oh God! You know the ones with wombs,” she says to applause.

“Those damn dinosaurs,” he continues. “I love new women. They’re great, right? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and c**ks. They are as good as gold, I love them. And now the old-fashioned say, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ ‘Why shouldn’t they use their toilets?’ ‘For ladies!’ They are ladies, look at their pronouns!

“What about this person is not a lady?” ‘Well, her penis.’ ‘His penis of hers, you bloody bigot!’ ‘What if she rapes me?’ ‘What if she rapes you, you fucking TERF bitch?’” Gervais joked.

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The 2-minute comedy routine was enough for critics to pan the special with negative reviews across the board. Emily Leibert from jezebel called Gervais a “little asshole” and complained that Netflix has put another anti-trans comedian on the platform.

Leibert writes: “Last time, it was Dave Chappelle spewing transphobia during his The Closer special, prompting a walkout from Netflix’s LGBTQ+ staff. This time, it’s a little jerk named Ricky Gervais, who suffers from the unfortunate ratio of being 100% asshole and 0% funny.”

He would later add: “If Netflix wants to be the home of the historical comedy special, they’re going to have to do better than pay some dumb British man to make fun of minorities and trans people, which I regret.” Let’s just say it’s not even original.

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Leibert was not the only critic to feel this way. Aja Romano’s vox criticized Netflix for releasing this special claiming that they are fine inflicting bigoted and hateful rhetoric on their subscribers.

“Netflix is ​​fine suffering transphobic chumps for views. It’s okay to inflict hateful, bigoted rhetoric on your subscribers. It’s fine with the subsequent real-world harm that comes from amplifying such views. The platform’s choice to release this special now, during an unprecedented wave of anti-trans legislation, is inconceivable,” Romano wrote.

Ian Thomas Malone he said: “There is something fundamentally sad about a man who has nothing to fight for beyond getting cheap money. Far from being the first mainstream comedian to devote portions of his act to defending CK or Hart, Gervais’s dull blade simply lacks the edge he thinks he wields as he stands onstage laughing at his own jokes.” .

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Sean L. McCarthy from decider says: “Gervais warned us with his introduction to the stage as ‘a man who really doesn’t need to do this.’ And he was right. He didn’t need to do this hour. And you don’t need to see it either.”

Nick Hilton from the independent says Gervais’s Netflix special “seems more comfortable with jokes that rely on cheap wow factor rather than any emotional or creative truth and the audience screams and screams along with all the bigotry.”

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Needless to say, the progressive media is furious at jokes that make fun of the trans community. The public that saw the special had a very different reaction.

About him audience side of panel viewers, including Mike S, praised the comedian for being timely, poignant and well presented.

Other audience members called the special a perfect display of classic, unapologetic satirical humor. “SuperNature” outside of the progressive echo chambers is seen as funny, biting, incisive and funny with Gervais giving the same treatment to all groups of people, even the ones “critics” think can’t take a joke.

The split between Rotten Tomatoes critics and audiences is one that many have noticed in recent years. There is no better way to expose a progressive agenda in the media when you see critics praising a movie the public hates or criticizing a movie the public loves.

Many first took note of this with the 2017 film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” when critics claimed it was one of the best films in the franchise, while audiences had a much more negative reaction to the film. .

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This trend would repeat itself again with many movies and TV shows, including Sausage Party, Bruce Willis’s Death Wish, Peppermint, I’m Not Ashamed, and Hannah Gadsby’s “comedy special” Nanette.

Rotten Tomatoes attempted to fix this problem by making massive changes to prevent audience members from posting negative reviews of 2019’s Captain Marvel, but those changes can’t force a reality that doesn’t exist.

There are two different mindsets when it comes to entertainment and the difference is as clear as a hot summer night in Texas when you look at how critics and audiences rate movies.

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