Depending on which story you believe, comedian Ricky Gervais’ big mouth either cost him his job as host of the Golden Globes, or guaranteed him another year. According to People.com, while Gervais might have gone a little too far, someone from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said they loved the show saying, “It was fun an obviously has a lot of people talking.”
But do you think Gervais’ jokes were insulting towards Hollywood elite or was he just doing his job entertaining as host?
All the commotion over Gervais’ harsh jabs at celebrities during the award show doesn’t bother the comedian one bit. To Gervais, people getting offended by his jokes is part of his job.
“This year, I went about right. If anyone was offended, then I don’t care,” Gervais told TVGuide.com. He also commented to Deadline.com, “For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It’s great.”
Gervais didn’t hold back any punches during the ceremony, taking shots at Robert Downey Jr., Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and members of the HFPA who put on the award show. Do you think his jokes were out of line or was he just doing his job?