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Mong-Faced Ricky Gervais Really Is David Brent: He Wasn’t Acting

IS Ricky Gervais turning into a parody of Ricky Gervais? On his website – well, at least one pretending to be his – the comic confronts his use of the word “mong” and his drive to “reclaim” its meaning “div” or “dozy‘ or a “spud-headed twonk“. His vehicle to change the world is twitter. On it he will market himself as edgy and only disliked by those spiteful losers who are envious of his success.  Sure, he illustrated his new meaning of mong by shoving his tongue into his bottom lip and crossed his eyes, but any connection with the Mongoloid, aka those with Down’s Syndrome was accidental. He says:

“I have never used the word Mongol. I have used ‘mong’, but never to mean Down Syndrome and never would.”

Gervais never spotted the link. In any case, he soon adapted his argument and stated: “Gay, for example, would never be sued to mean happy any more.

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Posted: 21st, October 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment