You really have to love how shaken to the core our world has been over the comments made by Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes the other night. Did he go too far?!? No, he didn't. Because guess what, awards shows are unwatchable. That is unless the host actually has the balls to say something worth hearing.
Listen, I'm not saying Billy Crystal singing at the Oscars isn't amazing (it isn't), but the only reason I will ever tune in to an awards show is if I think the host my be a big enough dick to just go for it. Ricky Gervais was, and I loved every minute of it.
The best part is, all he did was make a few slightly off-color, while completely honest cracks about some big time celebrities. By the backlash you'd think the guy attacked cancer patients and orphans. TMZ shits on these people every day. Don't like being made fun of? You get paid millions of dollars to play make-believe and have the world kiss your ass. Deal with it.
Plus, it's not as though any of his snipes were late breaking news:
- Charlie Sheen likes hookers; Oh and also Archie likes Betty and Veronica.
- Tom Cruise is a whack job Scientologist who may or may not prefer the company of gentleman; Really? Because I thought his insane rants declaring his love for Katie Holmes on Oprah were the musings of a guy who wasn't trying to hide something.
- The ladies of Sex & The City are getting old; At least he didn't attack the fact that the film they're in is a vacuous, soul-sucking piece of shit that I assume is THE #1 reason terrorists hate America.
- Robert Downey Jr. liked narcotics and frequented jail; Look, I'm a big fan of his, but if he considers being ribbed about his former ways "mean-spirited with sinister undertones" he probably should've thought of that before he did all those epic buttloads of drugs.
- Bruce Willis was referred to as Ashton Kutcher's dad; I'll get mad at that as soon as you can prove to me that they have never once played catch.
- Tim Allen's career has not been as illustrious as Tom Hanks' has; Ummm, wait. You mean to tell me that the Academy Award winning performer of Forrest Gump garners more respect than Binford's own "Tool Man"? I find that seriously hard to believe.
Honestly, every one of these jokes was HILARIOUS. And TRUE. Sorry Hollywood, but you did this.
Oh and one last thing, how come no one seems nearly as upset about Robert DeNiro's deported waiters joke? Just curious (You can attack the immigrants, but leave Sherlock Holmes and Buzz Lightyear out of this you sick bastard!).