During a new interview with the British newspaper, The Sun, Ricky Gervais was the voice of the working class once again when he fired shots at celebrities for complaining about quarantine and self-isolation in their multi-million-dollar homes.
As most know, Gervais has been taking shots at celebrities and Hollywood culture over the last year, especially with his now notorious Golden Globes speech this past year.
Followers of entertainment news know that while celebs have been doing their best to be encouraging and positive during trying times, their efforts aren’t always appreciated, including when Gal Gadot gathered over a dozen celebrities to sing John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Ricky, during his chat with The Sun, stated that health-care workers have been doing 14-hour shifts and not complaining much, whereas celebrities and entertainers have been “moaning” about self-isolation in their mansions.
Ricky joked that he never wanted to hear “people moaning about the welfare state again,” or nurses, either. Ricky added that he simply didn’t want to hear it anymore from celebs. The stand-up comic went on to try and laugh his way out of his criticism, stating that he had too much booze in his house for self-isolation.
The newspaper pointed out that Mr. Gervais has his own fortune, including a net worth of $125 million and a $13 million house. Gervais added that he’ll never forget what it was like to be in Reading, a working-class neighborhood.
The Office alum reflected on what life was like when his father worked until he was 70-years-old and his mother, on the other hand, was a home-maker who never stopped taking care of the kids and the house.
Regardless, Gervais doesn’t forget his roots, and he claims that money isn’t about buying expensive things and flashing wealth; it’s more about taking care of yourself and loved ones.
Fans of Ricky know his stand-up material can be dark and controversial at times, which is ironic, considering his dedication toward animals. Ricky has been a supporter of various animal charities over the last few decades, but his tougher upbringing may play a role in his better understanding of turbulent times.