go to content

Ricky Gervais Just Said Celebrities Shouldn’t Keep Naked Photos If They Don’t Want To Get Hacked

He deleted the tweet almost immediately.

Posted on

He quickly deleted the tweet after a fierce backlash, but people had already screengrabbed it.

In case you missed his hastily deleted tweet, here is Ricky Gervais blaming the violation of a woman's body on her.

Emily Reynolds@rey_z

In case you missed his hastily deleted tweet, here is Ricky Gervais blaming the violation of a woman's body on her.

1:21 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He replaced it with this attempt to be conciliatory.

Dear easily offended people, don't be. Hope that helps. Have a great day :)

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais

Dear easily offended people, don't be. Hope that helps. Have a great day :)

1:38 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But Twitter was unimpressed.

@rickygervais You could have just said "sorry for tweeting something that made me look like a condescending, victim blaming prick".

Abi Wilkinson@AbiWilks

@rickygervais You could have just said "sorry for tweeting something that made me look like a condescending, victim blaming prick".

1:31 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Also, re: Ricky Gervais tweet: Another "it's her own fault, she shouldn't have private pictures of her private parts on her phone" theories

Charl@misscharl

Also, re: Ricky Gervais tweet: Another "it's her own fault, she shouldn't have private pictures of her private parts on her phone" theories

4:27 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some users equated his logic with rape culture.

@rickygervais this is like telling women, make it harder for rapists to rape you by not going outside.

Jen Italia@jentwats

@rickygervais this is like telling women, make it harder for rapists to rape you by not going outside.

1:31 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@rickygervais You could, you know, speak out against this violation of consent instead of adding to the voices of victim blamers.

Laura Shortridge@DiscordianKitty

@rickygervais You could, you know, speak out against this violation of consent instead of adding to the voices of victim blamers.

2:07 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others reminded him of his own embarrassing public photos.

On the matter of humiliating photos being published, Ricky Gervais really should wind his barely-existent neck in...

Kit Lovelace@kitlovelace

On the matter of humiliating photos being published, Ricky Gervais really should wind his barely-existent neck in...

1:26 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Other Twitter users simply weren't surprised at all.

Ricky Gervais in "behaving like a dickhead" shocker

Mike Jennings@mikejjennings

Ricky Gervais in "behaving like a dickhead" shocker

2:23 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Since making the joke, he has attempted to defend his comments by saying joking about something does not condone it.

Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing.

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais

Making a joke about a thing doesn't mean you condone that thing.

2:00 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But Twitter stepped up to explain where they thought he went wrong.

@rickygervais the target of your joke was the people who were hacked. You punched down, not up. That's why it was shit. Hope that helps.

Charlotte Bennett@charlotterach

@rickygervais the target of your joke was the people who were hacked. You punched down, not up. That's why it was shit. Hope that helps.

2:50 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Even if ultimately, he was unrepentant.

Offence is the collateral damage of free speech.

Ricky Gervais@rickygervais

Offence is the collateral damage of free speech.

3:41 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Contact Jo Barrow at jo.barrow@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.