The actor and comedian called the story "not news' before pointing out his own resemblance to Hitler when he was aged seven...
The black-and-white film shows the Queen with the Queen Mother, her uncle Prince Edward and sister Princess Margaret raising their arms in the gesture that became synonymous with Hitler's Germany.
Buckingham Palace had threatened to take legal action against those that leaked the footage but it has since transpired that it could have inadvertently come from the royals themselves.
Over the weekend many people took issue with The Sun's decision to release the footage and pointed out how easy it actually is to be recorded doing a 'Nazi salute'.
IN TOMORROW'S SUN, EXCLUSIVE PICTURES OF JOHN TRAVOLTA DOING NAZI SALUTE 38 YEARS AGO! pic.twitter.com/Tej9maajon— Twitflup (@Twitflup) July 18, 2015
Shocking new photo of Pluto in today's Sun pic.twitter.com/ZGdkh4FI2a— Moose Allain (@MooseAllain) July 18, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Tomorrow's Sun newspaper exposes Shearer's Nazi salute shame. Secretly did it 260 times in career. pic.twitter.com/V1as9whscX— David (@Blue_Bag) July 18, 2015
Just extend your fingers a bit George.....that's right, well done pic.twitter.com/MSDrDWQjfm— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) July 17, 2015
Another shocking photo of the Queen doing a nazi salute. pic.twitter.com/PlRGhHw6zk— DG (@Donna_Gallers) July 18, 2015
That Nazi salute picture doing the rounds is absolutely disgusting imo pic.twitter.com/S8hNsQXPLt— Billie (@Billie_T) July 18, 2015
Tuesday's Sun front page: BAMBLUTORDEN: The Sun Uncovers Ring of Evil Nazi Panda Babies pic.twitter.com/RK5R7pKgF4— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) July 17, 2015
Wednesday's Sun front page: WURZEL GRUPPENFÜHRER: Secret Film of Inanimate Nazi Scarecrow Rocks the Establishment pic.twitter.com/UpahlTs0Rq— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) July 17, 2015
When the footage of The Queen was released, a Palace spokesman said: "It is disappointing that film, shot eight decades ago and apparently from Her Majesty's personal family archive, has been obtained and exploited in this manner.
"The Queen is around six years of age at the time and entirely innocent of attaching any meaning to these gestures.
"The Queen and her family's service and dedication to the welfare of this nation during the war, and the 63 years The Queen has spent building relations between nations and peoples speaks for itself."
I wish all those headlines "Ricky Gervais defends The Queen" more accurately read "Ricky Gervais defends the actions of a 7 year old child"— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 18, 2015