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‘Milkshaking’ trend too extreme even for Hollywood; Ricky Gervais calls out left for not denouncing

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Comedian Ricky Gervais drew immediate backlash after he rebuked liberal activists who have been throwing milkshakes at conservatives as a form of protest.

The British actor and “The Office” creator called out leftists and the viral trend of throwing milkshakes at conservative opponents, be they politicians, regular people or journalists, as in the case of Andy Ngo at an Antifa protest on Saturday.

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While many on the left have defended “milkshaking” as being non-violent, Gervais disagreed in a tweet on Sunday.

“It’s interesting that the people who believe that throwing a milkshake in someone’s face shouldn’t be considered assault are often the same people who believe that ‘saying things’ should be,” the 58-year-old award-winning comedian wrote.

Twitter users on the left proved his point as they slammed Gervais and accused him of siding extremists on the right and with white supremacists.

The outspoken comedian has defended free speech before, and claimed earlier this year that his views prompted the left to label him an “alt-right Nazi.”

“I’m an old fashioned liberal lefty, champagne socialist type of guy,” he tweeted in January. “A pro-equality, opportunity-for-all, welfare state snowflake. But, if I ever defend freedom of speech on here, I’m suddenly an alt right nazi. How did that happen?”

His comments Sunday followed the violent attack on Ngo by what Sen. Ted Cruz called “domestic terrorists” in his demand for “legal action” against the mayor of Portland, Oregon.

“To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists,” Cruz tweeted on Sunday.

Ngo landed in the emergency room with a brain bleed after he was attacked by the far-left Antifa activists who set upon him with milkshakes that allegedly contained quick-drying cement.

Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin started a GoFundMe page for Ngo and many others condemned the attack, as well as the lack of action by the Portland Police who called out the protest as “a civil disturbance and unlawful assembly.”

Slate’s Aymann Ismai set off fiery backlash after he effectively said Ngo deserved the attack.

Meanwhile, Gervais continued to spar with those on the left slamming him on social media.

Many Twitter users were ready to come to his defense even in the face of the left’s hypocrisy.

Frieda Powers


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