Ricky Gervais slams trans woman after she was denied service at a gynecologist
Comedian Ricky Gervais slammed a transgender after she complained about being denied service at a gynecologist.
Jessica Yaniv, 32, took to Twitter to criticize a gynecologist practice, saying she was "shocked.. and confused... and hurt" after she was told by the practice, "we don't serve transgender patients".
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Yaniv tweeted about the ''injustice'' on December 2, writing: "So a gynecologist office that I got referred to literally told me today that "we don't serve transgender patients. And me, being me, I'm shocked.. and confused... and hurt. Are they allowed to do that, legally? Isn't that against the college practices?"
"Gynecologists form a part of the multidisciplinary team who engage with transgender and non‐binary patients, either as part of the transition stage performing surgery or managing pre‐ or post‐transition gynecological problems," Yaniv adds in a separate tweet.
"The @cpsbc_ca has confirmed to me that the refusal I’ve received is discrimination under the BC Human Rights Code and against their code of Ethics."
She concludes by saying she'll file a complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons about the offending clinic.
"Trans people need to be included, not excluded from society," Yaniv writes. "Pre and post gender affirming surgery care is super important!"
Unmoved by Yaniv's complaints of injustice, Gervais tweeted this sarcastic response to his 13.5 million followers: "It's disgusting that a qualified gynecologist can refuse to check a lady's c**k for ovarian cancer."
"What if her b***ocks are pregnant? She could lose the baby. I'm outraged," the 58-year-old continued.
Gervais got a mixed response for calling Yaniv out.
"I see the point that you’re trying to make, but I don’t understand why," one said. "It costs you nothing to just let it go, and by calling it out the way you have you’re not only being cruel but you’re inviting others to do the same. There is no kindness here."
"This really isn't difficult to understand," another disagreed. "Gynecologists treat female reproductive organs - real ones, not imaginary ones. If you ain't got 'em, go elsewhere."
Gervais later adds: "One simple google search and YOU would know that the person I was ridiculing is a serial troll who tried to get vulnerable women of color to wax her balls and then tried to sue them for refusing."
The After Life writer and star is referring to reports that this particular transgender activist tried to sue a beauty salon for refusing to wax her privates.
Yaniv sought 15,000 Canadian dollars from each beautician, but the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favor of the salon as they didn’t advertise waxes for male genitalia.