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Ricky Gervais Hits Back At Anti-Vaxxers With Hilarious Joke As He Gets His Covid-19 Vaccine

Jessica Lynch

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Ricky Gervais Hits Back At Anti-Vaxxers With Hilarious Joke As He Gets His Covid-19 Vaccine

Ricky Gervais has never been one to bite his tongue when it comes to telling the world what he really thinks.

When it comes to anti-vaxxers, this is definitely no exception.

The famous funnyman has uploaded a picture of himself receiving the Covid-19 jab to Twitter, which inevitably ruffled the feathers of the conscientious objector brigade.

Posting alongside the image, Gervais wrote on Twitter: "Take that you COVID c***!"

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

After receiving a slew of comments from the anti-vaxxer crowd condemning him for receiving the vaccine, Gervais seized the opportunity to dole out a heap of hilarious sass in his replies.

As if they were almost asking to be dragged to hell and back by the comedian, one commenter asked: "Is it one of those controversial Oxford vaccines which killed a very healthy person last week?"

Without missing a beat, Gervais replied: "No I made it myself out of an old computer and some autism."


Another cried: "But what if it gives you Autism?!?"

Referencing the film Rain Man, Gervais hit back saying: "I'll be off to the casino."

A third dared to comment: "Funny way to react to taking part in an experimental drug trial."

The Brit, still not running out of savagery steam when it came to the zingers, replied: "I try to react in a funny way to everything. It pays the bills."


The After Life star is just one of many celebrities who have broadcasted themselves receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

Dolly Parton was praised when she shared an image of her receiving the Moderna vaccine, which she helped fund by donating $1 million to help the research team.

"Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine," she captioned the image of herself receiving the jab.


Prior to receiving the shot, she said: "I'm finally going to get my vaccine. I'm so excited. I've been waiting a while I'm old enough to get it. And I'm smart enough to get it.

"So I'm very happy that I'm going to get my Moderna shot today. And I want to tell everybody that you should get out there and do it too."

She later sang a rendition of her iconic hit, Jolene, changing the word to 'vaccine.'

Ozzy Osbourne, Sir Ian McKellen, Jeff Goldblum, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sean Penn were among the other stars who also took to social media to show fans that they, too, had received the vaccine.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: covid, Entertainment, Celebrity, Ricky Gervais

Jessica Lynch
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