After doing their part to fight global warming by dining on a vegan meal (starting with chilled golden beet soup, certainly NOT shrimp cocktail), the Hollywood elite sat down to listen to Ricky Gervais crack wise about the sexual abuse of minors. No one walked out …
Jan. 5, 2020
NBC News – Before the envelopes came, the envelope was pushed.
Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais didn’t take much time during Sunday night’s awards telecast to remind TV viewers and the assembled Hollywood heavyweights inside The Beverly Hilton hotel why he was such a controversial choice to return for a fifth time.
“You’ll be pleased to know this is the last time I’m hosting these awards, so I don’t care anymore,” Gervais said — and then proceeded to prove he meant every word.
The former star of the BBC’s “The Office” opened with a broadside targeting actress Felicity Huffman’s imprisonment for a college admissions scandal involving her daughter.
“I also came here in a limo and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman,” he joked. Hollywood Swallows Vegan Agenda, Bans Meat From Awards Gala
He quipped that accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell last August, didn’t commit suicide.
“Shut up, I don’t care. I know he was your friend,” he said amid some uncomfortable groans.
Gervais took a jab at actors for working for companies with questionable morals, including Apple, Amazon and Disney, saying they had no right to make political speeches when accepting their awards.
“If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent,” he quipped.
“If you win an award, don’t make your little political speech. No one cares. You know nothing. Say thank you to your agent and get the f— off stage.” Read more.
Ricky Gervais took no prisoners in his furious Golden Globes speech
Jan 6, 2019
Manchester (UK) Evening News
Ricky Gervais’s much-anticipated return as host of the Golden Globes involved jokes about Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein and Hollywood hypocrisy.
The acerbic comedian also squeezed in a lewd comment about Cats star Dame Judi Dench as he presented the ceremony for a fifth time.
On ‘paedophile movies’
“It was big year for paedophile movies. Surviving R Kelly, Leaving Neverland, (The) Two Popes.”
“Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end, his date was too old for him.”
Gervais added: “Even Prince Andrew is like, ‘Come on Leo, mate. You’re nearly 50.'”Read more