Ricky Gervais is known for dividing people with his comedy - and recently a clip has resurfaced where he discusses why he believes comedy should be polarising.
The snippet is from four years ago in 2018 when the comedian appeared on the US daytime talk showThe View to discuss his comedy special Humanity with panellists Whoppi Goldberg, Sara Haines, and Joy Behar. When the topic of offence came up - and Gervais had a lot to say on the subject.
"The thing about offence isn't it when people say they are offended it's like just because you're offended it doesn't mean you're right, you know?" Gervais said, which was met with a round of applause in the audience.
"With comedy as well I think you've got to deal with taboos and contentious issues and sometimes you deal in irony and some people don't get that but you know you can't legislate against stupidity otherwise you'll be doing nothing," he added.
"So if you're saying anything, you should polarise, you should polarise because everyone is different."
Since sharing Gervais's take on offence, the clip has received over 40,000 likes - much like his comedy, Gervais's opinion has divided people on Twitter.
There were many people who praised Gervais and agreed with his point of view on the matter.
A bit louder for the people in the back! Love this man.https://twitter.com/Clark1995Clark/status/1511436314788483076\u00a0\u2026
"I would have made a joke about her boyfriend," he said, referring to when R&B singer August Alsina claimed that he was in a relationship with Pinkett-Smith. She later confirmed they were in an "entanglement."