Ricky Gervais is a rare bird, indeed: a liberal who recognizes that liberals can be really obnoxious.

Here’s his takeaway from last night’s Oscars ceremony, which naturally featured some presenters and winners who couldn’t resist the urge to lecture the dwindling number of Americans who still watch that spectacle:

Gervais indeed tried to warn them. A lot of people have. But in their privilege (actual privilege, by the way, as opposed to bogus “privilege”), these self-righteous celebrities continue to tell themselves that Americans want nothing more than to be spoken down to and told what to believe by some of the most out-of-touch people out there.

Kudos to Ricky Gervais for being perceptive enough to recognize the damage outspoken liberal celebrities are doing to themselves (and to liberalism) when they take it upon themselves to lecture the rest of us.