Stars of the silver screen, music icons, corporate weenies, politicians, and all manner of liberal soft-minded imbeciles, are apologizing for things they never knew they said or did. Because they are mostly white, they figure they surely must have at one time said or done something racist. Even if they haven’t.
Contrary to what the bulk of protestors are erroneously spitting through their teeth, it is possible to have lily-white skin and not be a racist. Gasp! It happens every day across America.
The outrageously hilarious comedian, Ricky Gervais, is scoffing at all of this “I’m Sorry” nonsense. He is not about to apologize for anything he knows he hasn’t done. He’s not guilty.
The “I Take Responsibility” campaign released a video full of nothing but all white American superstars hanging their heads in shame and crying for forgiveness.
The celebrities one by one faced the camera with practiced somberness and scripted words. “Black people are being slaughtered in the streets, killed in their own homes. These are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our family. We are done watching them die. We are no longer bystanders. We will not be idle. Enough is enough.”
“Going for a jog should not be a death sentence. Sleeping in your own home should not be a death sentence. Playing video games with your nephew should not be a death sentence. Shopping in a store should not be a death sentence. Business, as usual, should not be life-threatening.”
None of these luxurious lifestyle living wealthier than they should be people know anything more than the guy next door. And they are no more or less important than the butt-crack revealing plumber unclogging your toilet. They have a tendency to overate their importance and worth to society.
Well. At least one celebrity is crying foul. Comedian Ricky Gervais isn’t accepting responsibility for anything he knows he isn’t guilty of, and he thinks his industry co-harts are pretty stupid for owning up to crimes they probably never committed either.
Gervais, in a tweet, pointed straight to the videos extremely obvious lack of diversity. This is not the first time Gervais has criticized his Hollywood friends. At 58-years-old, not now, nor has he ever, had any fear of the celebrity movers and shakers whatsoever.
When star-studded voices began speaking out about the coronavirus pandemic, Gervais had this to say in an interview. “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 more or less alluded to his philosophy in the statement. Celebrities, even if they’re butt-holes in real life, portray themselves to be kind and caring for the benefit of the general public who simply cannot go another day without seeing their faces. Every appearance is a favor to their impatiently awaiting fans.
Never one to pull punches, Gervais had no qualms with pointing out some of the ghostly-pale offenders in the “I Take Responsibility” video as including Julianne Moore, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kristen Bell, Debra Messing, Justin Theroux, Stanley Tucci, and Ke$ha.
Here’s the thing. The color of a person’s skin does not make them racist or non-racist. Guilty is guilty no matter what and literally tons of varying skin-toned and/or people of no tone can go either way. They could fall into either category.
Just because Gervais and the apologetic celebrities he’s criticizing are white, makes them no more or less guilty of racism than anybody else. It’s a multi-lane highway that runs two directions, and racism is, without doubt, an individual flawed character trait. Anyone of any color can have it.
Maybe more celebrities will stand their ground like Gervais, but in all likelihood, don’t hold your breath. They wouldn’t want to disappoint their fans.