Ricky Gervais Tells It Like It Is…

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We love Ricky Gervais, a high-profile friend for animals – he’s starred in a PETA video as a skinless rabbit, scorned Fortnum & Mason Managing Director Beverly Aspinall for the store’s continued sale of foie gras and slammed animal donation schemes, and he always has something positive to say about animals on Twitter.

With that in mind, I just wanted to draw your attention to a few recent gems from Ricky. Enjoy!

From Ricky Gervais’ own blog:

So I went shopping with Karl. It’s even more fun than the podcasts because he’s also got real life and the public to contend with as well as me. I was buying Jane a posh clutch bag as for her birthday in the Bond Street area.
“That’s nice,” I said pointing at a small purse type thing on its own plinth protected by lasers. “Snake skin Sir,” said the European man with interesting hair.
(Hmm. I knew she would prefer a synthetic material and exotic animals that aren’t even killed primarily for food wouldn’t have gone down well.)
“Oh OK… that one?”
“Oh… no… I don’t…. that one?”
“Ostrich.” At this point Karl piped up and said, “Why did Noah go to all that trouble?” I fell about laughing and left the shop. I eventually found this. A beautiful Alexander McQueen one. Velvet. Nothing died so that she could carry lipstick and an iPhone to an awards do. Now please buy one of my DVDs to cover the cost. Have a great weekend.

From Ricky Gervais’ Twitter:


  • Brien Comerford commented on December 14, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Ricky is a very funny, witty, energetic and humane performer and animal lover.

  • John Alexander Gibson commented on December 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Ricky Gervais cares so much about animals and their welfare. I’m proud to be a human being when I here such wonderful and caring things from Ricky. He is one of kind, thanks for the inspiration.

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