OSCARS | 'Rich sex pests of all shapes and sizes': Ricky Gervais hilariously trolls Oscars and fans love it
After his Golden Globes stint, comedian Ricky Gervais is back with a joke for the Oscars this year and it is scathing and Twitter is just loving it.
Gervais was asked on Twitter what would be his first joke if he were hosting the Oscars and he said, "I can’t wait to hear all your inspirational speeches about equality, and it’s great that the 3 hours you’re here tonight is the only time your badly paid migrant house staff will get some time off to sleep this week".
"Can you just host everything from now on? Thanks," said a Twitter fan while another said, "Reason #1 out Of 342 reasons we will NOT be watching the #Oscars - YOU aren’t hosting" A third fan urged him to do an introduction anyway, "Mate just do the whole introduction anyway. Put it on YouTube. Just make an Oscar out of paper and spray it gold. Bet it gets more views than the Oscars."
After the first response, Gervais added, "It’s great to see such diversity in the room tonight. Rich sex pests of all shapes and sizes". This got his fans even more excited. "You should live-tweet the Oscars tonight. Guaranteed you’d get better ratings," tweeted one. Another said, "Hollywood is breathing a sigh of relief that you’re not there tonight."
Gervais' monologue at the Golden Globes was a hit on social media. He had said in his concluding his monologue, "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."