Why is it that someone whose livelihood depends on many people going to the movies to support them, wishes that less people existed?
Ricky Gervais, creator of “The Office” and star of a few movies not many people went to see including “The Invention of Lying”, is saying that he has a solution to the crisis of overpopulation.
The comedian – who does not have children – said ‘irresponsible’ parents should be sterilised.
Gervais, 48, said there were ‘too many unwanted children, too many people who are poor and struggling’.
He added: ‘If they all had a good quality of life, no one would complain. What there is, is too many useless people. Too many people who shouldn’t have children.’
Asked whether there should be a limitation then, he told the Sunday Times: ‘Yes, based on… stupid, fat faces. If there’s a woman in leggings, eating chips with a fag in her mouth, sterilise her.’
It was suggested that Gervais, who grew up on a council estate in Reading, was calling for ‘chavs’ to be sterilised.
But he insisted his views were not based purely on class.
‘I described an irresponsible parent. Chavs could be included in irresponsible though.’
He says he and his girlfriend of 27 years, Jane Fallon, 48, had discussed having children but decided against starting a family.
‘Too much hassle,’ he said.
Gervais is one of those evangelizing atheists and how often do we see it where not only do atheists dislike God but they also aren’t very fond of people.
If they’re all so bright why do their solutions always sound the same? It’s always sterilization or extermination of people they don’t like or approve of.
February 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Forced sterilization!?!?…What next? Anyone remember the movie "Judgement at Nuremberg" with Judy Garland?
We have a lot to apologize to the nazis about.
April 7, 2010 at 11:40 pm
Oh Ricky, I'm with you. If only they would sterilize all of those worthless people!