Ricky Gervais branded ‘ruthless’ for brutal Justin Timberlake arrest dig | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | EUROtoday

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Ricky Gervais was accused of making a “shameless” plug for his co-owned vodka model after he jokingly implied Justin Timberlake may have been having fun with it, simply hours after information of his drink driving arrest broke. Tagging the 43-year-old singer, he publicly quizzed: “Did you get the bottle of Dutch Barn Vodka I sent you the other day?”

The drink, which carries a carbon-neutral standing because of the recycled bottles used and the corporate’s deforestation efforts, received an enormous publicity enhance when Ricky received on board a number of months in the past. However, not all readers took kindly to the comic’s gag, with some taking to Twitter to rally towards it.

Ricky was branded “ruthless”, “savage”, “cold-blooded” and “brutal”, whereas he was accused of a “shameless plug” and informed his timing was flawed, as viewers warned: “Too soon!” That stated, the comedian, who highlights himself in his Twitter bio as “problematic”, is unlikely to be swayed by the most recent bout of backlash.

He’s additionally acquired loads of help from a loyal military of followers, with one inserting a sequence of laughter emojis and insisting: “Things like Gervais trolling Timberlake is what makes Twitter so great!” Another vowed: “This is the best post on x today – hands down!”

“You win the internet today Ricky!” a 3rd chimed in. Another quoted a lyric from his well-known hit Cry Me A River: “The damage is done so I guess I’ll be leaving.”

Justin was pulled over for alleged drink driving within the early hours of Tuesday morning, together with his police mugshot now extensively circulated on the web.

He is alleged to have murmured underneath his breath in the meanwhile of his arrest: “This is going to ruin the tour.”

The baby TV star turned grownup chart-topper, who as soon as famously dated Britney Spears, is at the moment within the midst of his Forget Tomorrow tour.

However, he’s extra prone to be wishing he may erase his recollections of yesterday, after the embarrassing arrest.

Justin, who allegedly opted to not take a breathalyser take a look at, offered with “bloodshot” and “glassy” eyes, in keeping with court docket paperwork,

He has now thought to have been launched from police custody and is scheduled to play a present in Chicago this Friday.

He’s additionally anticipated to be in Britain this summer time, with 4 August tour dates deliberate for Birmingham, Manchester and London.

However, stories recommend that if he’s required to attend court docket within the relation to the incident in July, it may sabotage no less than one in every of his European dates.