Well, we're glad to hear that there are some people in this industry who still have a sense of humor!
Although there's been a lot of controversy surrounding Ricky Gervais' pretty HIGHlarious, but no doubt brutal performance as host at last Sunday's Golden Globes, a variety of actors - and others - have taken to Twitter and other media outlets to defend the comedian!
Here are some HIGHlights:
"The folks who put him on the Globes have no right to complain about Ricky Gervais. He does what he does. Why should it surprise them? You agree?"
"I thought RG was hilarious. Actors can take it. We have thick skins."
"[I'm] offended that a comedian could be that funny at an awards show."
Lost writer Damon Lindelof:
"In case you forgot what made David Brent so brilliant, it's that he made us feel unsafe, uncomfortable and unable to look away. BRAVORICKY."
"He's been terribly nasty and horribly rude and I think he's genius."
“Thank God for comedians. I’m hoping he’s going to keep going further.”
"He started with a bang and went right for the jugular. It was great! I thought he was really funny. It's like he walked up to the edge, and then he jumped right on over and didn't look back. I was scandalized, I tell you. I think he's hilarious and funny and whenever you're funny, you're gonna push some people's buttons. I thought he was hilarious, but I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end, I can tell you that. I was laughing while thinking, 'Oh, God. Not me, never me.'"
"He’s a comic, so he’s going to go for it. He’s letting it go. You don’t know what [he's] going to say!"
"I thought he was hysterical. He was so dry. He's funny as hell."
Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh:
"He was hilarious. I thought he was just perfect. If he knocked me, it’s all in good fun. If we take ourselves too seriously, then what are we doing here? He makes us realize that we are all here for reasons that go between skill and luck. Let’s enjoy it."
Pretty respectable group on Team Ricky, we'd say!
Unfortunately, we feel as though the damage is done, so we're glad that he's not interested in hosting again - because there's no way he would be invited back!
Don't let the man get you down, bb! Keep on going for that jugular!
[Image via WENN.]
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