Ricky Gervais is a comedic genius and someone you don’t want to get into a Twitter war with. Apparently no one told this to big game hunter Rebecca Francis.
In case you missed it, here’s how it all went down:
A little over a week ago, Ricky Posted this tweet that went viral about a hunter who killed a giraffe.
Well done. You managed to shoot a stationery, 14 foot peaceful creature with a high velocity rifle. Very sporting. pic.twitter.com/Xuz7F5A3YT— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 11, 2015
That was followed up with this tweet:
My post about the giraffe hunter was seen by 27 million people on Twitter & Facebook in just one day. Keep up the good work. It all helps :)— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 12, 2015
His next tweet is the one that starts the war. He posted this tweet criticizing Extreme Huntress star Rebecca Francis for killing a giraffe.
What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling? pic.twitter.com/DyYw1T5ck2— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 13, 2015
Rebecca responded by issuing a statement on huntinglife.com’s Facebook page claiming that she killed the giraffe because it was sick and that the local towns people needed it for food.
Ricky fired right back with this:
After killing that giraffe out of the kindness of her heart and feeding the poor locals she had these for pudding. pic.twitter.com/P3nP4ACDKI— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 16, 2015
Then mocked the first photo he tweeted of Rebecca with a bowl of tofu.
This Tofu & Rice was old and sad and wanted me to kill it. Now I will eat it. pic.twitter.com/5vsstpUZaL— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 16, 2015
Rebecca had yet to respond, so Ricky posted this article on his Twitter:
And then clarified his stance on the subject.
I wish people would stop confusing hunting to eat and hunting for thrills, tusks, or to hang an endangered species on the fucking wall.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 16, 2015
At this point the Washington Post’s Peter Holley got involved and wrote a piece alleging sexism on Ricky’s part.
Ricky responded to that article as well.
“I kill lions, giraffes & bears with guns & bows and arrows then pose grinning. Why don’t people like me? Must be because they’re sexist”— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 17, 2015
Then followed up again.
We need to stamp out this terrible sexism in the noble sport of trophy hunting. The men & women that do it are EQUALLY vile & worthless.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 18, 2015
The comedian then chimed in with a few more jabs just because he could.
These psycho trophy hunters always have stuff about their family being everything to them on their profiles. Elephants love their family too— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 18, 2015
The trophies I’m proudest of are the memories of all those times I didn’t kill a beautiful, majestic, endangered species for no reason.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 18, 2015
It seems as though Ricky won this war because Rebecca’s been pretty quiet as of late.
And whatever your opinion on this subject is, do not send death threats to anyone. Just because you don’t agree with them, doesn’t mean they should die or feel threatened.