That said, no apology can make up for the fact that Gervais thinks it's funny to make fun of a marginalized group — especially when within two minutes of starting the show he reiterated his stance that his own tweets were "just jokes," a move that invalidates the feelings of anyone who may have been hurt by them.
Rowling's tweets in support of a cisgender woman (and vocal TERF, or trans-exclusionary-radical-feminist) who lost her job for transphobic comments, Arquette continued, "I just don't think anything's funny about making fun of the trans community.
In fact, according to Variety, Patricia Arquette got ahead of the game and spoke out on Saturday at BAFTA's annual tea party in Los Angeles about allegations that host Ricky Gervais is transphobic after some questionable tweets made back in December.
Variety's Marc Malkin informed Arquette that many had called for someone else to replace Gervais as host of the show. "I think it's a really important conversation for everybody to have.
"I just don’t think anything’s funny about making fun of the trans community." https://t.co/fXavnHrAVt— Allure (@Allure_magazine) January 6, 2020