Ricky Gervais quits telling fat jokes

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Ricky Gervais has lost weight recently, and now feels like jokes about fat people are off-limits.

“Now I’ve got to stop making jokes about fat people, which is annoying. When I was fat, it was okay,” the creator of ‘The Office’ tells People. Gervais, 49, lost “20 or 22 pounds,” he says. “It wasn’t so much about the weight. It was more that I was a fat, lazy, out of shape slob, to be honest.”

Unfortunately, his jokes didn’t seem to be about being lazy or out of shape.  In fact, they didn’t even seem to be about himself.  Big Fat Deal wrote this blog post earlier this summer about Ricky’s fat jokes, which seemed to be aimed entirely at plus size women.

So yeah, it’s probably a good idea for him to stop making jokes about plus size women (and even plus size men for that matter).  What do you think?  Is anything fair game in comedy?

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