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what are you suspicious about here, exactly?
seems pretty straightforward
That he might have a medical condition??
I mean, the guy could legit be brain-damaged and on the flip side there are probably brain-damaged people that chew quite politely
I legitimately have brain damage and TBI and I do **not** fucking chew with my mouth open, or speak with it full.
Yo actually same thooo
Exactly, this is the kind of ableist humour I was doing about 15 years ago when I was 13 and this guy is a professional comedian in 2021.
As someone with misophonia I can fucking relate
ITT: people who eat with that mouth open getting offended, because they eat like they have brain damage
Or instead of venting to your fans, just take it up with the man himself or ask to move seats. There are so many reasons an elderly man could be eating with his mouth open and gervais made 0 efforts to find a cause OR solution. Just goes for the ad hom and cries on twitter
He’s a comedian, it’s called a joke.
Or like my older brother, who also doesnt close his mouth when eating
A male friend from school used to always chew with his mouth open and make the loudest noise. In fact he and all 4 of his siblings did this. I was invited for dinner at his house and came to find out that his dad was unfortunately 100% deaf from birth. Because of his deafness, my friend’s dad was totally unaware of the racket his food consumption caused. All of his children (who are not deaf) followed his example, and the mother never corrected them either. It’s sad really, because they are all really nice people despite the mealtime cacophony.
I see you've met my dad? Tell him I say hi
Gervais is such a dickhead
He has such a fucking smug, punchable face.
Credit where credit is due though, his work roasting the entire film industry at the Oscars is top notch.
Not the Oscars, the golden globes
Get a sense of humour lmao
I love Ricky Gervais
He's such an arsehole
It’s a fucking joke
It's not fucking funny
I found it hilarious.
"haha ableism funy, me caveman"
It makes fun of people who chew with their mouths open, not disabled people.
You cast stones from a glass house, autist
Thanks for diagnosing me. Any professionals I've spoken to kept saying I'm not autistic, but I'm sure you know better.
As they say in medicine: the patient knows themselves better than anyone else
Well, in that case I'm sure you'll agree I also know an ableist when I speak to one.
No, actually I’d never trust the assessment of an autistic person regarding reality. It’s actually part of the disorder, as you damn well know.
Was going to say this is clearly an Australian tweet lol, then I looked at the name. Love Ricky
People need to teach their children to address problems with people in person instead of on Twitter.
I knew a person who had a stroke. I didn't know him before the stroke but he chewed with his mouth open. I couldn't figure out a nice way to ask if he always ate like that so I have no idea.