Ricky Gervais wants celebrities snubbed from New Year's Honors List in 2020

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British comedian Ricky Gervais has said that celebrities should be scrapped from the UK's New Year's Honor's list this year.

Gervais, 58, made the comments during a new interview with Australian radio presenter Christian O’Connell.

Per the official UK government website: "The full New Year Honours list recognizes the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom."

The Office creator praised frontline workers, saying: "I never want anyone to complain about the NHS again, or nurses or doctors or anyone on the front line.

"We’ve got to remember we clapped for them and that should always be there."

Gervais certainly isn't shy when it comes to roasting celebrities:
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Gervais then turned his attention to celebrities, stating: "The New Year's Honors list should not go to celebrities this year. It should go to those people.

"Give it to someone who gave a kidney to a stranger, not someone who invented a new type of mascara. I’ve seen people given a knighthood for services to fashion. What are you talking about, services to fashion?

"Christ, it’s not that hard. People are finding cures for cancer and AIDS."

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This certainly is not the first time Gervais has hit out at celebrities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, he hit out at stars for using their platforms to preach to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He proceeded to reference Gal Gadot's Imagine video, which sparked outrage online from people who would have preferred its celebrity participants to donate to coronavirus relief efforts instead of simply singing.

Admitting that the Imagine video was likely well-intentioned on BBC's Five Live, Ricky mused: "That Imagine video, it's not that bad, they're probably very nice people."

"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."

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Gervais then slammed any stars complaining amid pandemic, saying: "For a start, you won't hear me complain - not when there's nurses doing 14 hours 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."

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The 58-year-old 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."

Ricky Gervais wants celebrities snubbed from New Year's Honors List in 2020

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By VT

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British comedian Ricky Gervais has said that celebrities should be scrapped from the UK's New Year's Honor's list this year.

Gervais, 58, made the comments during a new interview with Australian radio presenter Christian O’Connell.

Per the official UK government website: "The full New Year Honours list recognizes the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom."

The Office creator praised frontline workers, saying: "I never want anyone to complain about the NHS again, or nurses or doctors or anyone on the front line.

"We’ve got to remember we clapped for them and that should always be there."

Gervais certainly isn't shy when it comes to roasting celebrities:
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Gervais then turned his attention to celebrities, stating: "The New Year's Honors list should not go to celebrities this year. It should go to those people.

"Give it to someone who gave a kidney to a stranger, not someone who invented a new type of mascara. I’ve seen people given a knighthood for services to fashion. What are you talking about, services to fashion?

"Christ, it’s not that hard. People are finding cures for cancer and AIDS."

[[imagecaption|| Credit: PA Images]]

This certainly is not the first time Gervais has hit out at celebrities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, he hit out at stars for using their platforms to preach to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He proceeded to reference Gal Gadot's Imagine video, which sparked outrage online from people who would have preferred its celebrity participants to donate to coronavirus relief efforts instead of simply singing.

Admitting that the Imagine video was likely well-intentioned on BBC's Five Live, Ricky mused: "That Imagine video, it's not that bad, they're probably very nice people."

"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."

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Gervais then slammed any stars complaining amid pandemic, saying: "For a start, you won't hear me complain - not when there's nurses doing 14 hours 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."

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The 58-year-old 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."