Ger­vais speaks up for tweet id­iots

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SATURDAY EXTRA -

Ricky Ger­vais (pic­tured) says Twit­ter users should not be pros­e­cuted over mes­sages they post on the so­cial net­work­ing site. There have been ar­rests in the UK stem­ming from tweets, but Ger­vais in­sists post­ing mo­ronic mes­sages on a web­site should not be il­le­gal. ‘‘I’m go­ing to say what I think,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s a bit weird you can be pros­e­cuted for say­ing what you think, but you have to take ev­ery case on its own mer­its. Of­fence is rel­a­tive. It isn’t about right or wrong, it’s about feel­ings. So I think it’s dif­fi­cult to say some­one is ob­jec­tively wrong. I don’t think be­ing an idiot is against the law.’’

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