Ricky Gervais on Golden Globes aftermath: 'It was heartwarming to realise I wasn't losing my mind.'

golden-globes-ceremonyImage Credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBCRicky Gervais has taken to his blog again to reflect upon his polarizing performance at the Golden Globes on Sunday night and thank his fans and peers who have supported him. “Thanks to the twitterverse, the blogosphere, all the journos and the coolest stars for coming to my rescue,” he wrote. “It was heartwarming to realise I wasn’t losing my mind. Some reactions nearly had me believing I’d gone too far too. Nearly. Can’t wait for the people who thought it was over the top to see my stand-up shows. F— me, they will sh– themselves.”

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  • mom7801

    The ones whose feelings were hurt by Ricky obviously take themselves too seriously.

    • Brenda Barrett

      I’ll say it again – Ricky was hilarious and none of his jokes went too far.

    • Dean

      People don’t understand how profound and healthy it is to be able to laugh oneself.

  • sam

    Your welcome, Ricky! <3

  • marsha

    I think the best thing about Ricky Gervais’s monologue is the awkward feeling I had through its entirety- like watching an episode of The Office (british), Extras, or Curb Your Enthusiasm. It was funny, but it was funny awkward because everyone was just seething at him. Awesome. I think he did it on purpose.

    • A-K87

      I agree Marsha.

    • Cris

      Absolutely. Everything this man does is golden (no pun intended)

  • Jay

    How could his jokes have gone “too far”? There was no racism, no sexism, no “N-words”… all he did was poke fun at celebrities and the Hollywood Foreign Press.

    I say we give him an “A+” and move on already

  • TorontoTom

    My feeling is that the Hollywood Foreign Press will milk this unbelievable publicity and pretend to be outraged and claim that Gervais will NEVER be invited back to host, thus fanning the flames of this very BIG media event. Then, sometime in December, they will make a stunning announcement that RICKY WILL BE BACK!!! thus igniting another media firestorm. Anticipation will run rampant. What will he say this time?!? Will he go even further?? Who will he offend this time?? How will the pampered celebs react?!? And then the show will air and THE RATINGS WILL BE THROUGH THE ROOF!!! It’s all business, baby. Money talks – he’ll be back next year.

    • Cris

      While I don’t disagree with the HFP playing this up for publicity, I think Ricky himself has announced that he won’t be back. And it’s pretty clear at this point that he doesn’t play Hollywood games, so I can’t imagine he’d go along with a plot like this.

  • Lorenzo Von Matterhorn

    I think you may want to change realise to realize. Ricky has nothing to apologize for, he is a COMIC and was hilarious, people are way too SERIOUS. Actors are paid for a job, he is paid to make jokes for a living, Hollywood needs to grow a backbone.

    • Anitamargarita

      Ummm… that is how Brits spell it.

    • Me Fail English?

      you should realize that british english spells it “realise”. And since it’s a quote from a British fellow, the spelling used is appropriate.

  • Ames

    Was anybody actually offended? I know the media was saying people *might* have been offended, but was anyone? Like after Janet Jackson’s superbowl appearance. People talked about others being offended, but I never once heard or read someone say that they personally were indeed offended. It’s a story about a story.

  • ceebee

    I thought he was Great! He definitely sparked the show…I wish he would have been on more during the telecast.

  • Matt

    It’s not so much that it was offensive or too mean or anything, but I think the main problem is that it wasn’t all that funny. Combining that with the fact that it didn’t play well in the room, and it brought the whole show down, at least while he was on stage. Uncomfortable humor is great in small doses when it pertains to a bunch of fictional characters, but in this setting, it just felt like a little much. I didn’t really care, but I think that’s the problem most people had with it (the ones who had a problem with it, anyway).

  • Rach

    He did a great job and I’m glad he is feeling some support.

  • Hutchy

    Evidently, it was Downey Jr. who really turned the tide against Gervais, which of course Ricky probably had coming, since he was joking about things Downey did like 10 years ago, weak.

    • Fidzy

      Except RDJ made the same jokes about himself on the red carpet to Ryan Seacrest on E!… so obviously he wasn’t offended.

    • Dean

      RDJ and Ricky played off each other. RDJ’s joke was raunchy as heck, as well, and he was smiling and laughing throughout the whole thing. These are grown ups, with generally open minds. I think they can take it (mostly).

  • Luggages

    You don’t hire Ricky Gervais to hold your hand and sing Kumbaya and paint little rainbows and unicorns. If you have something to make fun of, he’s going to find it and use it. Bravo for Ricky!

    • Cris

      Exactly. If they want bland comedy and butt-kissing, I’m sure they know Leno’s phone number for next year.

    • Apri

      Adam, I cannot stop wicahtng this video…your work is absolutely amazing! I cannot tell you how many people are blown away by your camera work and quick editing skills. You were so much fun to work with and you and your team did a great job capturing all these moments.

  • Lisa

    Perhaps I’m just a bit naive, but why is Ricky taking the brunt of this (which I thought was rather humorous)? This is rehearsed, the jokes are on a teleprompter. As such, all of the execs and production crew were aware. Any one of them could have stopped it if it indeed went to far overboard – none did. The only people offended were the recipients. If you don’t want to be lampooned – then I’d suggest you think about your behavior and adjust accordingly. Otherwise, word to the wise — you’re fair game.

  • mostboringseasonever

    I think you crossed the line. Snark is 1 thing; mean and bitter comments quite another. You crossed the line as a host.

    • Liz Lemon

      Oh shut up. What did he say that was mean and/or bitter? He didn’t say anything no one else hasn’t said previously. Ricky just has the balls to say it in front of those uptight celebrities.

  • Mary

    Glad to see Ricky getting some support after the Globes. I feel like there was a big ruckus made over nothing really. Those actors who attended the ceremony left with huge gift baskets and bellies full of booze. They can deal with a couple of jokes – seriously.

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