Ricky Gervais Slams Hunter Melissa Bachman With Derogatory Term

Wed, November 20, 2013 12:00pm EST by 9 Comments
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The Internet exploded with outrage last week when TV hunter Melissa Bachman proudly posed with a lion she killed while hunting in South Africa. Comedian Ricky Gervais was livid, and posted a series of tweets that included a very derogatory term directed at Melissa.

Ricky Gervais, 52, proved during the Golden Globes that every celeb is fair “game” when it comes to being the butt of jokes. But one creature that isn’t meant to be game is the African lion, and Ricky shared his less-than-PC feelings on Deadly Passion host Melissa Bachman via an angry tirade on Twitter. NSFW language ahead!

Ricky Gervais: The Not-So-Subtle Diss

Melissa, who hosts the big-game-friendly Deadly Passion program on the Pursuit Channel, attracted international attention when she tweeted a picture of herself smiling over a giant dead lion, with the caption “An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion…what a hunt!”

Ricky then attracted even more attention to the controversial photo when he responded, “Spot the typo.” (Hint: “Hunt” rhymes with a much different, much dirtier word.)

Ricky Gervais: “Animals are not here for us to do as we please with.”

Ricky has thrown a lot of shade over the years, and while referring to a woman as the C-Word is a major no-no, we can’t argue with the sentiment behind the impassioned tweets that followed. African lions may not be endangered, but they are still exotic, majestic creatures — and removing a male lion from his pack can cause some major pride damage. Anyone who has seen The Lion King can testify to that.

Ricky followed up on his poorly-advised tweet with some much more appropriately worded arguments against big-game hunting, and we say good for him for sticking up for those who have no voice:

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did Ricky go too far, or was he in the right?

– Shaunna Murphy

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veda collette

Posted at 10:31 PM on July 9, 2014  

Ricky you are a decent human. melissa bachman is EXACTLY what you stated…. and then some!

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m u

Posted at 9:08 AM on March 29, 2014  

She has killed many a majestic animal and posed with them with a smile on her face,it’s easy to be a killer with a gun in her hand,put the gun down and then lets see how brave she is…as for Ricky…spot on :)

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Bibliophelia Jones

Posted at 1:52 AM on January 8, 2014  

I think Gervais was wonderfully dry and I burst out laughing when I read that. That’s a fantastic insult, fantastically delivered. “Cunt” doesn’t carry the same level of bagged in the UK that it does in the US and I think his meaning was precise and exact.

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Posted at 9:48 AM on November 24, 2013  

if the lion was about to kill something i woulda done the same, but i get the feeling melissa bachman is just a cunt so well done ricky for speaking up, it’s a bout time they sorted it all out properly instead of looking like 2 bit hookers lol

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Posted at 8:10 PM on November 22, 2013  

The killing of the lion was needless and gratuitous, all done for bragging rights, so she could pose behind her beautiful prey. I hope she is denied future entry into South Africa, or what would her next target be? An elephant perhaps? I do not like this woman at all.

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Beverly Merrick

Posted at 12:15 PM on November 22, 2013  

All I have to say is Go Ricky, that witch deserved it. The nerve of that c*nt.

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Posted at 12:09 PM on November 22, 2013  

I pray that Melissa Bachman is hunted, mauled, and devoured by lions. May she go to hell for killing one of God’s most regal creatures. Melissa Bachman should suck dicks forever in hell.

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neon balade

Posted at 6:42 PM on November 20, 2013  

I don’t care what their justification is. Legal or not, “needed culling” or not, “helping with their preservation” or not. Justification is not the issue. Anyone who kills these magnificent animals and then posts pictures of themselves smiling with pride next to the corpse is a seriously disturbed individual.

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Mrs. wright

Posted at 6:26 PM on November 20, 2013  

Hunt to eat, not for sport. It is such a waste of a beautiful life. At least if a Lion hunts and kills a person, it is for food…they don’t just hunt people for fun, we shouldn’t do it to them.

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