Ricky Gervais is talented, no doubt, and for someone who makes a living by straddling the fine line between witty comedy and boorishness, once in a while Gervais misses the mark. Big time.
Last night on Twitter, Gervais tweeted out a Valentine Day’s joke that got thousands of RTs in just a few hours (Gervais has over 4 million Twitter followers).
Such a tweet was bound to get some rather “classy” responses as well:
@rickygervais How about an illegal rose from a dead immigrant? Now that’d be a sign of hardcore love!
— Jörg Tittel (@newjorg) February 14, 2013
Earlier today, the tweet was gone from Gervais’ Twitter feed. Why did the “King of Get Over It” himself delete it from his feed? Did he piss off too many people, like the person who let us know about the original tweet?
— Tony Hernandez (@TonyHTonyH) February 14, 2013
We tweeted out to Gervais to get an answer. If he responds, we will share.
Dear @rickygervais we captured your original “illegal immigrant” tweet. Why did you delete it from your stream?
— Latino Rebels (@latinorebels) February 14, 2013
Gervais did tweet this out after the original tweet was deleted earlier today:
Don’t let anyone tell u how u should be using Twitter. If they don’t like it, they can unfollow, block, ignore. & remember, u can too. Enjoy
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 14, 2013