Ricky Gervais is feeling the heat after making a questionable “joke” about HIV/AIDS.
On Tuesday, the 55-year-old British comedian shared a photo to his Twitter account, with the following statement:
In response, many of his followers took offence to the tweet, calling out the comedian for perpetuating an unwarranted stigma attached to the syndrome.
The National AIDS Trust also tweeted out a statement, which prompted a response from Gervais.
Gervais later shared more unapologetic tweets, asking his followers to simply not get offended.