The 58 years old comedian and actor, who recently released the second season of his dark comedy After Life on Netflix, has commented on the list of New Year’s Honours list saying that NHS should receive New Year’s Honours instead of celebrities. Puza Snigdha reports.
Here are few things that Gervais said:
- The actor was speaking on Australian radio, attending the Christian O’Connell show and said: “I never want anyone to complain about the NHS again, or nurses or doctors or anyone on the front line” and added: “We’ve got to remember we clapped for them and that should always be there.”
- In order to pay tribute to the frontline staff, he added: “The New Year’s Honours list should not go to celebrities this year. It should go to those people.
- The actor believes that the honours, including Knighthoods and Damehoods, should be given to the people who serve the society rather than “someone who invented a new type of mascara.”
- He commented: “Give it to someone who gave a kidney to a stranger, not someone who invented a new type of mascara.”
Gervais was one of the celebrities who contributed to the charity book, ‘Dear NHS: 100 Love Stories To Say Thank You.’
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