Ricky Gervais Criticized For Tweeting A ‘Joke’ About AIDS

Ricky Gervais is feeling the heat after making a questionable “joke” about HIV/AIDS.

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On Tuesday, the 55-year-old British comedian shared a photo to his Twitter account, with the following statement:

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In response, many of his followers took offence to the tweet, calling out the comedian for perpetuating an unwarranted stigma attached to the syndrome.

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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.

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