Ricky Gervais returned for the fifth time to host the 2020 Golden Globes and true to form the British comedian pulled no punches.
Addressing the room packed with Hollywood elites, the controversial host slammed his audience, telling them they know nothing of the real world and that they’re in no position to lecture the public.
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“A superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said.
“So well, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for — I mean, unbelievable: Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent. Wouldn’t you.
Gervais continued, “So, if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech, right? You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world.
“Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank you agent, and your god and f*ck off. Okay?”
The reactions here are the personification of a nervous laugh. 😂 pic.twitter.com/QpWlqbgAY3
— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) January 6, 2020
Full opening speech:
Ricky Gervais just gave the best opening speech at the #GoldenGlobes ever.
He absolutely DESTROYED Hollywood. pic.twitter.com/byRej81Xo0
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 6, 2020