So Gervais finds himself in trouble over the usage of the word "Mong" a number of times over the weekend.
Personally, the etymology of the word would make me feel uncomfortable, but then I'm a bit of a hand wringer in general. I grew up in a tight knit neighbourhood where we used to play with a kid with Downs Syndrome. I'm pretty sure our parents were describing him as "mongol(oid?)" back then. As kids we just didn't care - yeah, he was different and a bit dangerous if someone gave him a hurley, but we just let him do his thing and heaven help any outside kids who came into the neighbourhood and gave him a hard time. That is the experience which colours my opinion on the use of the word "Mong" to suggest stupidity.
Is it the mythical PC Brigade coming down too hard again?