Golden Globes 2020: Twitter loves Ricky Gervais' audacity as he takes jabs at everyone: 'Absolute legend'
The comedian, who has hosted the award show many times through the years, started the evening with a scathing monologue
It wasn't really a surprise when Ricky Gervais dropped some serious truth bombs disguised as jokes in his Golden Globes gig this year, but it was all shocking nonetheless. The comedian, who has hosted the award show many times through the years, started the evening with a scathing monologue.
“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political 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," he said. "So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f--- off. OK?” He also went on to call 'Cats' James Corden a "fat p----" and also mentioned Judi Dench was "licking her a--."
He also took a jab at Felicity Huffman's prison sentence and said, "I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman."
There were also jabs at Apple, Amazon and Disney as well as Quentin Tarantino's 2019 film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. "Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end, his date was nearly too old for him. Even Prince Andrew was like, 'C'mon, mate...'" Andrew has been embroiled in controversy due to his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and allegations that he was involved in the sex scandal where he had sex with Virginia Roberts when she was 17.
Gervais also took a jab at Apple's 'The Morning' Show', which is a #MeToo-themed show ironically being "made by a company who runs sweatshops in China. You say you're 'woke'..."
Twitter applauded the comedian for being so outspoken. "Good for you @rickygervais!!!! Get all these celebrities under one roof and hand them their asses! LOVE IT!" tweeted one user while another said noting that he was "killing it tonight". "I don’t just throw this word about but #RickyGervais is an absolute Legend!". A third one said, "My love for #RickyGervais just went up tenfold."
Others said that it was about time Hollywood set being politically correct aside. "True hurts, Ricky Gervais speech was a dart to the Hollywood industry, sometimes we have to set aside the politically correct," one user said. Another tweeted, "These hollywood cultists wont even realize that #RickyGervais is trying to save them from themselves."