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article imageOp-Ed: Ricky Gervais causes Internet fury following controversial tweets

By Christopher Bates     Dec 15, 2011 in Entertainment
English comedian Ricky Gervais has been at it again, having recently posted several controversial tweets regarding religion and starving children.
The controversy began when a fan asked Gervais: "If Jesus loves the little children then why does he let them starve?"
The star of The Office replied: "Because he wants them all thin in heaven..Duh!"
He then admitted to being "satirical" because "Jesus doesn't exist", before posting: "I don't believe in ANY god because it's irrational, without basis and mental. But it's EVERYONE'S right to believe what they want."
Rev Michael Clarke, from Banbury, Oxon, struck back. "Why he feels the need to take a pop at the weakest in society is beyond me," he said.
Ricky then compared God to the Tooth Fairy, before sarcastically tweeting: "OK obviously I was only joking about that atheist bulls**t. I hate evidence. I believe in everything. Who's the best God ever and why?"
I can understand that Ricky (and other comedians) may cross the line when mocking specific tragedies, however when speaking generally, some people need to lighten up.
As he once told CNN's Piers Morgan, Ricky doesn't get offended by the beliefs of religious people, therefore I don't see why they should be offended by his atheist views.
What do you think?
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