Ricky Causing Twitter Controversy

In case you haven’t been paying attention to “Office” creator Ricky Gervais since he ruffled feathers the Golden Globes in January, he’s still giving offense. The Independent explains: ‘The controversy began on 29 September when Gervais rejoined Twitter, having given up after six tweets in January 2010. Four days – and a flurry of tweets involving variations on the word “mong”…and photographs of himself pulling “monged-up” faces – later, he was embroiled in his first row. A number of his followers had taken offence at his frequent use of the word, a shortening of “mongoloid,” an offensive term for people with Down’s syndrome.’ Ricky has been pretty unrepentant, trying to laugh off the attacks. Too much so, methinks.

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