Ricky Gervais is not the type of comedian, or celebrity for that matter, who is afraid of appearing offensive or stirring up some controversy, and the Ricky Gervais New Humanist September 2011 cover is a perfect example of that fearlessness.
Gervais originally sent in a photo of himself to Rolling Stone Magazine dressed as a clown with a gun in his mouth. He intended to send them this one as well, which shows the comedian hanging on a crucifix made of a microphone stand and the word 'atheist' written across his chest.
Against all odds, the photo made its way to New Humanist, and now the Ricky Gervais New Humanist cover is getting people talking. With a caption that says "You have the right to be offended, and I have the right to offend you," one thing is for sure: Ricky Gervais is a master of media attention.