No stranger to controversy, Ricky Gervais, has been criticised for his jokes about Caitlyn Jenner‘s transition at last nights Golden Globe Awards.
Celebrities are used to the the British comedians zingers at the glitzy award show, after all, it’s his third time hosting the Golden Globes. This time, Ricky Gervais way have gone too far with his comments on Caitlyn Jenner’s transition – with the audience calling his jokes transphobic and misogynistic.
“But as I say I’m gonna be nice tonight. I’ve changed,” said Gervais during his opening monologue. “Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had! She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes.
“She didn’t do a lot for women drivers. But you can’t have everything, can you? Not at the same time,” he said, referencing the highly publicised car accident she was involved in, in which one woman was fatally injured.
Needless to say, Twitter exploded with criticism of the host.
Things that we should’ve left in 2015: Caitlyn Jenner jokes and Ricky Gervais. #GoldenGlobes
— Jess Stapf (@jstapfinator) January 11, 2016
Ricky Gervais really making jokes about Caitlyn Jenner…..i already wanna turn off my TV
— ☆ shabana ☆ (@shabana_s) January 11, 2016
did ricky gervais just dead name caitlyn , fuck off dude, also she’s not a role model for the trans community ,
— m(ark)oony (@nonbinaryremus) January 11, 2016
Ugh, come on, @rickygervais. You can make fun of @Caitlyn_Jenner without dead-naming. #disappointed #GoldenGlobes
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) January 11, 2016
Ricky however, was left unaffected by the complaints – saying he expected more!
18.5 Million Americans watched my monologue at The Globes last night so I’m disappointed NBC haven’t got more complaints. I’m slipping.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 11, 2016
Watch his monologue:
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