Ricky Gervais lashes out at Pope Francis for comments calling pet owners “selfish”

Ricky Gervais was unimpressed by Pope Francis’ comments about not having children and said he thought the religious figure’s views were “ridiculous”

Ricky Gervais took aim at the Pope

Ricky Gervais has denounced Pope Francis after saying that people who choose to have pets instead of children are “selfish.”

The head of the Catholic Church, 85, had openly expressed concern over falling birth rates around the world and said it could have been due to “pets” taking the place of children “.

He also called it a “form of selfishness” for people to do this.

However, the comedian-turned-actor, 60, was not about to let the comments go.

Speaking on the Radio Times podcast, the After Life star said, “I think what he believes in is ridiculous.

“That’s a stupid thing to say, isn’t it? How can not having children be selfish? How can it be selfish not to bring into the world something that no one else exists. level ?

“It’s not like there’s a big line or a big cage of unborn fetuses: ‘We want to be born’. It doesn’t make sense.”

Ricky Gervais isn’t afraid to speak his mind


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Ricky, who does not have children with partner Jane Fallon, said there were many reasons the couple chose not to have children, but one is “there are some. enough”.

He continued: “Nobody is going, ‘Gervais has no children, we will be missing soon.'”

Earlier in the week, Pope Francis brought up the subject of procreation during his weekly general audience at the Vatican.

He said: “Today … we see a form of selfishness. We see that some people do not want to have children.

“Sometimes they have one, and that’s it, but they have dogs and cats that take the place of the children. It may make people laugh, but it is a reality.”

Ricky’s comments come a month after he also launched a scathing attack on “breaking the rules” Conservatives.

As Boris Johnson continues to face intense pressure on his parties at Downing Street, Ricky has previously criticized the Prime Minister and his party for acting like ‘Charlie Sheen’ while the rest of the UK has followed the guidelines of lock to stay at home.

Ricky was not impressed with Pope Francis’ comments


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Taking to Twitter live to let off steam, he said: “Do you know what’s the worst thing? Aside from the pandemic and the devastation and the deaths and the pressure on health services and the people who are losing their drugs. means of subsistence.

“The worst part is that the fucking c **** in charge do whatever they want.

“I see all these people saying all the parties they had, and people saying it was the day I couldn’t see my mom in the hospital, or I couldn’t go to my funeral. dad.

“Because the fancy and privileged people in charge acted like fucking Charlie Sheen. I mean really fucking salt in the wound. I don’t play politics, but they’re all shit.”

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