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Feud Alert! Susan Boyle Fires Back at Ricky Gervais on Comments About Her Looks

When Susan  Boyle dreams a dream, we’re guessing Ricky  Gervais isn’t a part of it.

That’s because the singer, who became an international sensation when she first  appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, is now lashing out at remarks made by  the comedian about her looks.

“I can take whatever Ricky says, because I’ll tell you something. He’s the  one with the problem, not me,” Boyle tells The Sun regarding Gervais’ insult on a stand-up  special that aired in Britain last October. “Ricky’s a talented man, but he’s  wasted himself with those comments.”

During the show, Gervais said Boyle looked like a “mong”—a derogatory term  often used when referring to people suffering from Down Syndrome.

“I don’t think she’d be where she is today if it wasn’t for the fact that she  looked like such a f–king mong. There is no better word to describe Susan  Boyle,” Gervais said in his routine. “When she first came on the telly, I went,  ‘Is that a mong?'”

While several viewers subsequently complained, it was determined in  January  that Channel 4, which had broadcast the special, had not  breached guidelines on  offensive content. At the time of the decision,  Gervais reportedly insisted his  use of the term “mong” was never meant to refer to  Down Syndrome.

“The meaning of words change over time, ‘gay’ for example,” he is quoted as  saying.  “The modern use of the word ‘mong’ means dopey and ignorant, it’s in   slang and urban dictionaries.”

Ultimately though, Boyle doesn’t seem to be letting any of it truly faze  her.

“I’ve had a lot of insults,” she said. “Do you know what I do? I ignore them.  I  just get on with my life. Those who have something to say usually have   nothing to do

By: Peter Gicas

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