Ricky Gervais Reveals How He Would React If Slapped On Stage

Ricky Gervais Slap Reaction: The comedian has revealed what he would do if he was smacked on stage amid the Oscars drama.
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Ricky Gervais, who recently made his feelings clear about Will Smith’s Oscars slap, has revealed what he would do if someone smacked him on stage. 

The comedian, who also ripped into the $100k gift bags attendees at the awards were given, was asked by a fan on Twitter what his reaction would be.

Tagging the former Golden Globes host, they penned: “@rickygervais – Decided what you would have done had a celeb smacked you during a performance?”

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He replied: “Smack ‘em back. Unless they’re smaller than you. Then just smile.”

According to the Mirror, the funnyman was testing out material in Highgate, north London, and he also told fans the savage Jada Pinkett Smith joke he would have used if he had been hosting the Academy Awards.

He reportedly said: “I’ll get it out of the way. I have not got any Will Smith material. I trended when that happened and I was not even there.

“What has it got to do with me? People were going ‘What would have happened if Ricky Gervais had been doing it (hosting Oscars)?’

“Well, nothing as I would not have made a joke about his wife’s hair. I would have made a joke about her boyfriend.”

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The 60-year-old also retweeted a joke from The Office which made reference to alopecia.

In the footage, his character can be seen saying: “Particularly for his wife. And she’s got alopecia. So… not a happy home life.”

He also liked a series of tweets that were in Chris Rock’s favour. One read:  “So Will Smith was totally cool with @rickygervais calling all of Hollywood p****s but felt assault was the proper response to a bald joke.”

“Maybe Chris Rock should be able to tell jokes at the Oscars without being accosted onstage. Just saying,” a second said.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.