Ricky Gervais Just Angered The Trans Community With This Caitlyn Jenner Joke

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Ricky Gervais opened up the Golden Globes with a joke about Caitlyn Jenner.

The 54-year-old actor began his monologue by telling the audience to “shut up” so he could criticize Sean Penn for conducting an interview with the notorious drug lord El Chapo.

“You disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum,” Gervais said.

Then he moved on to Jenner.

“I’ve changed,” he added. “Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously.” (RELATED: Magazine Lauds Caitlyn Jenner As ‘Most Famous Transgender In The World’)

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“Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t do everything.”

Many criticized Gervais for his “horrifically offensive” joke. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Woman Of The Year’)