The root of the new feud stems from a portion of Gervais' 'Science' show from this past October (2011). During the set, Gervais went on a tirade against the 'I Dreamed a Dream' songstress, calling her a 'mong' -- which is a British slang term for someone with Down Syndrome.
"She would not be where she is today if it wasn't for the fact that she looked like such a f-----g mong," Gervais callously said to the crowd.
"When she first came on the telly, I went, 'Is that a mong?'" continued the comedian.
It took Boyle months to respond to Gervais' rude insults against her, but the singer has finally broken her silence to the Sun, saying it's Ricky with the problem ... not her!
"I can take whatever Ricky says, because I'll tell you something -- he's the one with the problem, not me," shares Boyle. "Ricky's a talented man but he's wasted himself with those comments. I think people who liked him are not so keen now."
In his defense, Ricky has previously said: "I have used 'mong,' but never to mean Down Syndrome and never would. The meaning of words change over time, 'gay' for example. The modern use of the word 'mong' means dopey or ignorant, it's in slang and urban dictionaries."
To her credit, Susan has tried to take the high road while defending herself against Gervais' derogatory remarks. "I've had a lot of insults. Do you know what I do? I ignore them," says Boyle. "I just get on with my life. Those who have something to say usually have nothing to do."
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