Ricky Gervais exposes Hollywood’s hypocrisy
“Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.” -Ricky Gervais
On Wednesday evening, comedian Ricky Gervais revealed that the reason that he roasted Hollywood liberals during this year’s Golden Globes was because they wear “their liberalism like a medal.”
“I didn’t roast Hollywood for being a bunch of liberals,” explained Gervais via social media. “I myself am a liberal. Nothing wrong with that.”
“I roasted them for wearing their liberalism like a medal,” he continued. “I’m such a snowflake, liberal, I can’t even really hate them for it. But my job is to take the piss. I did that.”
The background for such a clarification was his jab at the left leaning Hollywood last week as he emceed the Golden Globe Awards.
However, it seems like he didn’t regard it as that important anymore and shared his opinions as well as jokes during the opening speech. Gervais revealed that it was his last time hosting the show and followed it by saying that he no longer cares and thinks that neither do the show’s organizers.
This year, comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the fifth time
You’ll be pleased to know this is the last time I’m hosting these awards, so I don’t care anymore. I’m joking. I never did. I’m joking, I never did. NBC clearly don’t care either — fifth time. I mean, Kevin Hart was fired from the Oscars for some offensive tweets — hello?
It’s the last time, who cares? Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China. Well, you say you’re woke but the companies you work for in China — unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?
So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.
So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your God and f*** off, OK? It’s already three hours long. Right, let’s do the first award.
He went on to taunt his own fraternity at their expense:
No one cares about movies anymore. No one goes to cinema, no one really watches network TV. Everyone is watching Netflix. This show should just be me coming out, going, “Well done Netflix. You win everything. Good night.” But no, we got to drag it out for three hours. You could binge-watch the entire first season of Afterlife instead of watching this show. That’s a show about a man who wants to kill himself cause his wife dies of cancer and it’s still more fun than this. Spoiler alert, season two is on the way so in the end he obviously didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Shut up. I know he’s your friend but I don’t care.
Seriously, most films are awful. Lazy. Remakes, sequels. I’ve heard a rumor there might be a sequel to Sophie’s Choice. I mean, that would just be Meryl just going, “Well, it’s gotta be this one then.” All the best actors have jumped to Netflix, HBO. And the actors who just do Hollywood movies now do fantasy-adventure nonsense. They wear masks and capes and really tight costumes. Their job isn’t acting anymore. It’s going to the gym twice a day and taking steroids, really. Have we got an award for most ripped junky? No point, we’d know who’d win that.
He later tweeted:
- Simply pointing out whether someone is left or right wing isn’t winning the argument.
2. If a joke is good enough, it can be enjoyed by anyone.
3. It’s not all about you.
4. Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.Ricks all hosting clips here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeH0mz0REi4