Ricky Gervais says people milkshaking politicians "deserve a smack in the mouth"
Are you surprised?
Prominent right wing politicians have been met across the UK with a wave of lactose-based protest.
He can now add lactose to all his intolerances pic.twitter.com/Gd6U03aE97
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) May 20, 2019
Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson (Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) and Sargon of Akkad (Carl Benjamin) have all been milkshaked in recent days.
Some have decried the form of protest as unnecessarily violent.
Others argue that milkshaking is harmless and a demonstration of how little threat the far-right poses - rather than being met with violence, its proponents are simply doused in fast food products having become objects of ridicule.
Ricky Gervais has escalated that though, suggesting the milkshakers "deserve a smack in the mouth."
He tweeted: "I’m not sure someone finding something entertaining always justifies it.
"What I won’t do is throw things at them.
"That would mean I had run out of good arguments. It would also mean I deserve a smack in the mouth."
I voted remain. I would still like to stay in Europe. I will argue with people who disagree me, always respecting their right to do so. What I won't do is throw things at them. That would mean I had run out of good arguments. It would also mean I deserve a smack in the mouth.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 23, 2019
One response posited:
"But the habit of chucking perishables at figures in public life in order to humiliate and embarrass goes back to Roman times. Rotten fruit at bad actors, eggs at politicians etc.
"What’s key for me is intent. Did the bloke who lobbed a milkshake underarm mean Farage any harm?"
Ricky responded: "You’d have to ask him."
But he does love dogs, so he's alright, I guess?
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) March 13, 2019