Ricky Gervais Blasts Tone-Deaf Celebrity Quarantine Content
"It's when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they're doing something good, they're sort of thinking, 'I could weep at what a good person I am'"
Published Apr 23, 2020Ricky Gervais's day-to-day hasn't shifted much during coronavirus quarantine, and now he's arguing that his fellow celebrities haven't been impacted as much as they project either.
In a new interview with the New York Times, the 53-year-old comedian slammed his peers for their tone-deaf responses to life in lockdown, citing Gal Godot's celebrity cover of "Imagine" as an example of what not to do.
"Apart from the gigs that were postponed, my life hasn't changed much," Gervais told NYT. "I didn't go out a lot, and there's always enough booze in the house for a nuclear winter. You won't hear me complain. Not when, every day, I see some millionaire celebrity going, 'I'm sad that I'm not on telly tonight.' Or, 'I had a swim in the pool that made me feel a little bit better.'"
He continued: "I've got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous. I think that people are just a bit tired of being lectured to. Now celebrities think: 'The general public needs to see my face. They can't get to the cinema – I need to do something.' And it's when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they're doing something good, they're sort of thinking, 'I could weep at what a good person I am.' Oh dear."
Gervais recently hosted the 2020 Golden Globes Awards ceremony and used the opportunity, again, to do his favourite thing — roast Hollywood's elites. This year's ceremony was his fifth time hosting, and according to Gervais, his "very last."