It’s no secret that comedian Ricky Gervais is an Atheist, but he’s also know as being very controversial. Now you can imagine the shit storm that the September/October issue of New Humanist is stirring up.

“Inside you’ll find our interview with Gervais, in which he discusses his new show Life’s Too Short, offence (’You have the right to be offended, and I have the right to offend you. But no one has the right to never be offended’) and losing his childhood faith,” the magazine explains.

Remember how comedian Ricky Gervais submitted a picture of himself, dressed as a clown with a gun in his mouth, for the cover of Rolling Stone? They rejected it because it was “too offensive” and Gervais said he didn’t even bother to submit his second choice: himself, shirtless, holding a mic stand as if he were nailed to a crucifix.

Sure everyone will scoff and have an opinion on this. He may even receive a death threat or 5, but could you imagine what might have happened if an ex-Muslim did the cover dressed as Muhammad sipping on 72 “virgin” cocktails? Someone get on that!

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