Ricky Gervais Defends Queen Elizabeth II over Nazi Salute Scandal
The outspoken atheist continued to add on Twitter, posting a photo of his own from when he was 7.
If the Queen does another Nazi Salute let me know about it. Until then…she was 7 and it didn't even have it's eventual context. Not news.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 18, 2015
His defense progressed throughout Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2015.
Never mind The Queen, I actually looked like a tiny Hitler when I was 7. pic.twitter.com/lpyvCGvaYr— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 18, 2015
Gervais concludes with his final tweet – sharing his true intention, and what he wishes to be recognized for.
Never mind the Nazi Party, just wait till they find out the Royal Family was once connected with the British Empire.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 18, 2015
The newspaper has defended its decision to post the footage, saying, “These images have lain hidden for 82 years. We publish them today, knowing they do not reflect badly on our Queen, her late sister or mother in any way. They do, however, provide a fascinating insight into the warped prejudices of Edward VIII and his friends in that bleak, paranoid, tumultuous decade.”
I wish all those headlines "Ricky Gervais defends The Queen" more accurately read "Ricky Gervais defends the actions of a 7 year old child"— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 18, 2015