Ricky Gervais, the dude on BBC’s The Office, also does writing and comedy work and a bunch of other stuff. He just came out with a new audiobook titled The Ricky Gervais Guide To Medicine. Like any good celeb looking to maintain their status, he has pissed fat people off. Before we go any further, I need to say that I think the chubbies need their own community. Everyone gets a community now. African-American community. LGBT community. Senior community. Why don’t the fatties get any love?
Anyway, here is what Gervais had to say about lazy fat people and gastric bypass surgery:
I really don’t know why a doctor under a hippocratic oath takes the risk of something going badly wrong, sometimes with general anaesthetic, because someone can’t be bothered to go for a fucking run.
They have bits sliced off and tied up and sucked out. I want to say to them, ‘You lazy f—ing fat pig. Just go for a run and stop eating burgers. You might fucking die’.
Some things are not worth the risk. When someone’s facial surgery goes wrong because they wanted plumper lips or a little nose, I think they’re a fucking idiot.
If your arse is too fucking fat, stop eating and go for a run.
He also blogged about all the reports that he is attacking fat people:
I heard someone on the radio once say that they were tired of the prejudice aimed at the overweight. They said something like “you’re not allowed to make fun of gay people, so why are you allowed to make fun of fat people? It’s the same thing.”
It’s not the same thing though, is it? Gay people are born that way. They didn’t work at becoming gay. Fat people became fat because they would rather be that way than stop eating so much. They had to eat and eat to get fat. Then, when they were fat they had to keep up the eating to stay fat. For gayness to be the same as fatness, gay people would have to start off straight but then ween themselves onto cock. Soon they’re noshing all day getting gayer and gayer. They’ve had more than enough cock… they’re full… they’re just sucking for the sake of it. Now they’re overgay, and frowned upon by people who can have the occasional cock but not over indulge.
When a doctor tells me that that’s how you become gay, I’ll stop making jokes about fat people.
So what do you think? Hateful or makes sense? I think he has a point. And before you all think I hate fat people, I am fat people. I lost almost 30 pounds in 2008 and still have some more to lose. It has been no easy road.
Oh, and does anyone else find it ironic that Ricky Gervais could stand to go for a fucking run? And a consultation with Sy Sperling.