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Ricky Gervais Is The Language Nazi: Disabled And Able-Bodied Idiots Are All Mongs

by | 20th, October 2011

RICKY Gervais, star of sniggering, self-regarding unfunny and lazy sitcoms featuring his self-depracting showbiz chums in which he plays David Brent (is he acting?), has been making fun of spazmos, sorry, retards, sorry, mongs.

Gervais says mong means someone who is stupid not somene who has Down’s Syndrome. And that’s odd because no-one told us. But Gervais was at the meeting and he says it’s okay to use a term that insults the disabled to insult the able bodied, too. He’s posted a few photos of himself making mong faces on twitter.

“Good monging, everyone!” he says.

Says Gervais:

“I have used the word mong but I have never used that word to mean Down’s syndrome and never would. I have explained, even during stand-up shows, that the meaning of words changes over time. Gay, for example, would never be used to mean happy any more.”

Why never? Words

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