Ricky Gervais Says NHS Workers Should Be On New Years’ Honours List
The comedian Ricky Gervais had his two-cents to offer regarding the 2021 New Year Honours List. The 56-year-old believes that only the NHS workers and those at the frontline should be on the list and rewarded for their bravery during the coronavirus pandemic. The star was present on Christian O’Connell’s show in Australia where he spoke up in full support towards the NHS:
“I never want anyone to complain about the NHS again, or nurses or doctors or anyone on the front line. We’ve got to remember we clapped for them and that should always be there.”
Ricky Gervais Supports NHS Workers
Gervais held nothing back while supporting the NHS workers. He aimed his guns at fashion designers and beauty moguls as well, calling them unworthy of receiving a spot in the annual list.
“Give it to someone who gave a kidney to a stranger, not someone who invented a new type of mascara. I’ve seen people given a knighthood for services to fashion. What are you talking about, services to fashion? Christ, it’s not that hard. People are finding cures for cancer and AIDs.”
“Learn To Love Yourself”
Ricky Gervais seemed to have a lot to say about the current situation. After talking about the fashion gurus, he chose to speak about people coming on reality television to seek happiness. He as much as accused such shows of “bordering on mental illness”.
The comedian explained that people think fame can make them happy, but they eventually get disappointed. To choose to find love from strangers and hoping for their acceptance is not the solution to happiness, Gervais spoke. Instead, he suggested that one should try to love themself first. The celebrity had criticized other celebs for complaining about the pandemic and lockdown from the comfort of their million-dollar mansions.
One such occasion occurred with Sam Smith, who uploaded pictures about finding difficulty during the quarantine. Smith received a huge backlash for the pictures, with many calling them insensitive towards the general public. Although Smith cleared themself, perhaps it was not enough.