Matchbox Twenty singer retweets the actor, admits he is not as funny or rich as Gervais
May 4, 2016
AlteRock’s choice of the today’s most noteworthy rock tweet has landed on a pair of Rob Thomas’s posts of a… tragicomic nature. It all started with actor/comic Ricky Gervais posting powerful messages, photos and a petition link to stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which takes place annually in Guangxi, China.
As much as we would like to show you Rob’s initial repost of the actor’s tweet, we are unable to do so, as Gervais’ tweet has recently been deleted for some reason. Most probably, it demonstrated that the actor has given a large amount of money to the dog charity foundation. Rob Thomas retweeted the actor’s post and added the following message, clarifying that Gervais is rich but it doesn’t make him less caring about pets:
Hope you guys didn’t miss the point my @rickygervais post. Yes. He is rich. But it doesn’t mean he doesn’t care like we do.
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) May 4, 2016
The singer quickly added another tweet, showing his self-irony and lifting the weight off the sensitive topic. Rob wittily anticipated the comments of those who would fail to catch the message and the humor intended.
And before the haters write. Yes. I’m rich. But not @rickygervais rich. Not as funny either. — Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) May 4, 2016
The Yulin Dog Meat Festival is the subject of hot debate and public outrage. Just last year, ten thousand dogs were killed in one weekend of the festival. «The dogs are tortured to ‘make the meat tastier,’ Gervais addressed the issue in a powerful public message. «They are also skinned and boiled alive. It’s not a food festival. It’s Hell,» he wrote. Gervais spread a link, encouraging people to sign the petition of Humane Society International to end the festival.
Check out Gervais’ post below, and be the first to leave your comments. Stay tuned with Alterock Facebook and Twitter to never miss on the news about your favorite alternative music!
Tweet a #petselfie to help @HSIGlobal #StopYulin #dogmeat festival and sign their petition: https://t.co/1DXEbwAcuJ pic.twitter.com/3jDqHskw99
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 1, 2016