Actor-comedian Ricky Gervais has had enough of wealthy celebrities who live lavishly complaining about their luxurious lockdowns while others are struggling financially, and while health providers are risking their lives working around the clock in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Ricky Gervais said in an interview with Britain’s The Sun that pampered elites who whine about being stuck at home have nothing to complain about compared to healthcare professionals.
“These people are doing 14-hour shifts and not complaining. Wearing masks, and being left with sores, after risking their own health and their families’ health selflessly. But then I see someone complaining about being in a mansion with a swimming pool. And, you know, honestly, I just don’t want to hear it,” the comedian told the newspaper.
Gervais added: “I didn’t go out much anyway, and there’s always too much booze in the house. It’s always been the 6pm watershed for as long as I remember. Obviously, I am looking at the watch.”
While Gervais didn’t call out any celebrities by name, The Sun noted that pop star Sam Smith recently broke down in tears on Instagram in his multi-million dollar home, complaining about being in isolation.
Gervais has increasingly targeted wealthy celebrities for their hypocritical public statements and spoiled behavior. At this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, the comedian blasted virtue-signaling stars who use awards shows to make political speeches. “You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg,” he told the A-list crowd in January.
The British comedian has joined a growing number of entertainment figures to call for an end to China’s wet markets, which are widely believed to have been a breeding ground for the coronavirus. Gervais told the Mirror that “for the sake of people and animals, wildlife trade and consumption has to end, now.”