THE LIST: The Ricky Gervais Golden Globes “Controversy”
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Leave Ricky Gervais Alone! I have to say I was puzzled by last week’s backlash against Ricky Gervais and his hilarious jokes at the 68th Annual Golden Globes. There was a big hooplah about how mean and controversial they were, but the material seemed pretty consistent with his previous shows. Why would you hire Ricky Gervais to host a show and then act surprised when Ricky Gervais shows up? Yes, many of his comments were offensive, and he took a lot of jabs a people standing five feet from him, but they were also funny. And let’s face it- most awards shows aren’t. I usually sit through them because I want to feel informed the next day, but it isn’t always a pleasant experience. I’ll trade hours of boredom for a little “offensiveness” any day. And Hollywood loves themselves so much, there’s nothing wrong with knocking them down occasionally. And lastly if $20 million a picture can’t buy you a thicker skin I don’t know what can.