Ricky Gervais supported JK Rowling. The Harry Potter author voiced her support for a woman who pursued legal action to have “gender-critical views” protected under the UK Equalities Act. Later he started a dialogue with Jarvis Dupont, who runs an entire Twitter account to make fun of trans people by pretending to be a trans woman. He continued to push the false anti-trans narrative that trans women pose a threat to cis women when they gain access to female-only spaces. Then he was asked by Twitter users whether he believed that “trans women are men or that there is another group of people that are men and up to no good”, he said: “Sure. I think trans women are women. I wasn’t talking about trans people.” Many have called for Gervais to be fired from hosting the Golden Globes because of his “history of transphobia”, and Twitter users suspected this may be the reason for his out-of-character attempt to excuse himself.