People are sick of being lectured by celebrities, says Ricky Gervais

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Candid: Ricky Gervais didn't hold back in his latest rant as he lashed out at celebrities for using their platforms to preach during the COVID-19 pandemic

British actor and comedian Ricky Gervais, who has set himself apart from fellow celebrity millionaires by calling out their missteps and sanctimoniousness, is once again thrashing celebrities for preaching at the public during the coronavirus pandemic.   

MailOnline reports that in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, the 58-year-old star of the original, British version of The Office lambasted an infamous video of the John Lennon song “Imagine” created by Gal Gadot and celebrity friends.

The Wonder Woman actress collected a host of stars to sing the classic peace anthem with her, in a stunt labeled “out of touch” by many social media users.

“That Imagine video, it’s not that bad, they’re probably very nice people,” Gervais said. “It was an awful rendition, but they might have been doing it for good reasons, to help these normal nobodies.

“But they’re going “My film’s coming up and I’m not on telly – I need to be in the public eye,” not all of them but some of them. You can see in their eye – ‘I could cry at the beauty of my personality, I’m just so beautiful for doing this’ and everyone sees that – we get it.”

The After Life star then called out Sam Smith, who has lamented having to self-isolate in his mansion during the crisis.

“For a start, you won’t hear me complain – not when there’s nurses doing 14 hour shifts – and frontline workers carrying on and risking their health. I’m fine. Don’t worry about me… I go for walks on Hampstead Heath, and we’ve got a garden. There are people in high rise blocks with three kids – I can’t complain, this is why millionaires in their mansions with their gym and going for a swim can’t lecture people.”

The star concluded: “People are sick of being lectured, multi-millionaires telling them to clean out their coffee jar and put it in the right bin – they know those celebs are taking private jets to their private islands. They are sick of it.”

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