British comedian Ricky Gervais is proposing a new method for population control: sterilizing the “stupid” people, UK’s Times Online reports.
The 48-year-old star of The Office says too many children are born into poverty and unfit situations.
It’s not too many people, it’s too many people with nothing, too many unwanted children, too many people who are poor and struggling, as opposed to too many people. If they all had a good quality of life, no one would complain. What there is, is too many useless people. Too many people who shouldn’t have children.”
Gervais’ solution involves imposing a limitation on who should be allowed to breed. “Yes, based on … stupid, fat faces,” he said. “If there’s a woman in leggings, eating chips with a fag in her mouth, sterilize her.”
Another example of irresponsible parenting: “brainwashing” by forcing religion upon one’s kids, said Gervais, an outspoken atheist.
Is Gervais a hypocrite? He is childless and has been with his partner, producer and novelist Jane Fallon, for 25 years. He said they decided against having children because it would be “too much hassle. We just didn’t fancy dedicating 16 years of our life to it,” he said. “And there are too many children, of course.”
What do you think of Ricky’s bold statements?