Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes on Sunday, giving a hilarious and at some points shocking performance. He laid into Hollywood’s elite and covered all kinds of controversial topics. In a recent tweet, he responded to those who were offended by his monologue, accusing them of taking it too seriously and too personally, according to Pop Culture.
Some viewers found Gervais’ remarks to be fairly right-winged, as he poked fun at the elitism of some celebrities, as well as the fact that many use their platform to promote political issues despite arguably not having the authority to do so. But Gervais insists that he is a liberal and didn’t intend his Golden Globes performance to fit any political agenda, he explained in his tweet.
“1. Simply pointing out whether someone is left or right wing isn’t winning the argument. 2. If a joke is good enough, it can be enjoyed by anyone. 3. It’s not all about you. 4. Just because you’re offended, doesn’t mean you’re right.”
In a recent statement, Gervais slammed those who don’t just take comedy for what it is and instead find a reason to be offended by it, particularly referring to journalists who responded to the jokes he made at the award show.
“I always knew that there were morons in the world that took jokes seriously, but I’m surprised that some journalists do. Surely, understanding stuff is pretty fundamental to their job, isn’t it? Just makes it funnier though.”
As The Inquisitr previously reported, the performance on Sunday was Gervais’ fifth time hosting the award show. He made multiple remarks during the performance saying that he was clearly the wrong person for the position. He also insisted that this was his last time ever hosting. Perhaps because he had no intention of trying to get invited back, he held nothing back and certainly wasn’t afraid to ruffle any feathers.
In one particularly notable jab, Gervais slammed the celebrities gathered for a lack of education, saying that teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg had likely spent more time in school than they had. He went on to tell them that the award show was already long enough and instead of going on a political rant when they went up to accept their award, they should keep things brief and cut to the chase.
“So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god and then f*ck off,” he said.