Ricky Gervais Defends His Caitlyn Jenner Jokes, Fires Back At Offended Critics: 'No One Cares!'

12:04 AM EST 1/13/2016 by Rhea Pruto, Celebeat Reporter

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Ricky Gervais does not find any reason to apologise for his Caitlyn Jenner jokes at the Golden Globes. Even if there were a lot of critics seriously calling him "transphobic," the comedian chose to poke fun at them instead.

The British comedian, 54, created mayhem among Golden Globes 2016 viewers when he chose to have fun at the expense of Jenner's driving skills. Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce, was involved in a fatal car crash the previous year. "I'm going to be nice tonight," he began his joke. "I've changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously ... now Caitlyn Jenner. 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 have everything, can you?"

Many said the joke was in bad taste because not only was she joking about Jenner's transition, she was also joking about someone's death. Critics started slamming Gervais and labelling him as a transphobic as a result. The comedian did not cave and apologise. Instead, he fought back on Tuesday through his Twitter account. He said labelling his jokes as transphobic is too assuming of the critics, using jokes against Bill Cosby as his main defence. Below is the said tweet:

You have every right to be offended. Just don't cry when no one cares.

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 12, 2016

Apart from just defending his jokes, he took another jibe at his critics and claimed that they should start worrying about him doing a new stand-up show next year instead: 

Hosting The Globes has made me want to do a new stand up show next year. Now THAT'S when you're allowed to be offended. You whiney cunts :)

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 12, 2016

He also took the time to defend his joke against one specific follower who got upset about how he defended his Jenner jokes. According to the critic, joking about a transgender's transition is obviously transphobic. Gervais said that is not the case at all and fired back:

I made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner killing someone in her car. I'm #TransportPhobic.

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 12, 2016

He added that outrage means a comedian is doing his job well and that haters are carrying out free marketing for him. 

Jenner herself remained silent over the jokes. In a related news however, she already cancelled her speaking tour before it even began.

FOX411 reports that the reality star's "Unique Lives and Experiences" tour has been cancelled because of scheduling conflicts. It was set to start in Toronto on February 22. According to Jenner's rep, the tour dates are in conflict with other work commitments. TMZ, however, reports that the tour was cancelled because it was not selling enough tickets.

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