Ricky Gervais Looks Back On His Epic Golden Globes Speech: ‘People Were Tired Of The Hypocrisy’

Ricky Gervais Looks Back On His Epic Golden Globes Speech: ‘People Were Tired Of The Hypocrisy’

Who could forget the epic opening monologue comedian Ricky Gervais delivered earlier this year when hosting the Golden Globe Awards in which he ripped liberal Hollywood for its gross hypocrisy?

Gervais’s epic Golden Globes speech still remembered

“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political platform to make a political speech,” Gervais  told the crowd that night. “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 your agent and your God — and f*** off, okay?”

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Gervais also mocked major corporations like Apple and Amazon for producing supposedly “woke” creative content but also still doing business with authoritarian regimes like China.

“Apple roared into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing — made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said.

He continued, “Well, you say you’re woke but the companies you work for in China — unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”

Gervais thinks people were just fed up with liberal Hollywood’s hypocrisy

Gervais told Yahoo Entertainment recently that the moment became so “zeitgeisty” because people were just fed up with the sickening hypocrisy from elites.

“It was quite zeitgeisty,” Gervais said. “I suppose because people were tired of being lectured by multimillionaires telling them to recycle when they’re flying around in private jets. So I think people were tired of the hypocrisy.”

Gervais addedd that he did not even necessarily agree with everything he said in his monologue, but wanted to deliver the best jokes he could.

“I’ll often take a complete opposite stance to what I actually believe if it makes the joke better,” he admitted. “I’ll pretend to be right-wing, left-wing or no-wing! It depends on the joke.”

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Gervais on Tom Hanks’ reaction that went viral: “People love a celebrity going, ‘You got me'”

Many will recall the internet going crazy during Gervais’s speech over actor Tom Hanks’ viral reaction to a joke the comedian host made about Felicity Huffman’s involvement in the college admission scandal.

Gervais doesn’t think Hanks was necessarily upset by anything he said.

“I don’t think he was anti what I was saying,” Gervais explained. “I think he sort of thought, ‘Oh, this is a bit hot. Is this OK?’ But the flip side of it, when I teased Leonardo [DiCaprio], and he really laughed, people loved that!”

“People love a celebrity going, ‘You got me.’ That’s all you have to do,” Gervais said.

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