Although a fair amount of celebrities have come to the support of the comedian, who shocked many with his brutal digs at everyone from Tim Allen to Robert Downey, Jr. at the awards ceremony, director Judd Apatow was surprisingly not too happy with the material, and bit back BIG TIME while hosting the Producers Guild Awards over the weekend!
He reportedly said:
“What did you think of Ricky Gervais? I didn’t like him. I thought he was mean. He had that joke about the guy on Lost. He said he ate everybody else. Let’s be honest — Ricky Gervais just lost weight. Even now he’s four pounds away from not being allowed to do a joke like that. Did he lose weight just to make fat jokes? You think that’s how mean he is?"
"I think (Charlie Sheen) he’s an OK target. The people at CBS have said as long as he shows up on time, knows his lines, he can do whatever he wants."
“(Gervais) says the characters were two-dimensional. Then he says he hasn’t seen The Tourist. So as a comedian, that’s not fair, is it? To make jokes about a movie you haven’t seen. I can’t do a joke about (Gervais’s movie) The Invention of Lying because I haven’t seen it. You haven’t seen it. None of us have seen it. So the joke would not work.”
"(Gervais) made a joke about Tim Allen who was standing next to Tom Hanks. Who looks good standing next to Tom Hanks? We all look like a piece of shit standing next to Tom Hanks. Warren Buffet would look like a piece of shit next to Tom Hanks. Tim Allen did 200 episodes of Home Improvement. He was in three of the highest grossing movies of all time. And his latest just crossed the one billion mark. Whereas The Invention Of Lying made $18 million dollars worldwide…leave Tim Allen alone.”
Damn! He really thought this one through, didn't he?!
As much as we can sort of see why everyone is so up in arms - some of the jokes definitely DID push the limits, albeit HIGHlariously - we definitely think that by continuing to talk about it, Ricky is just getting more press, and in the end, winning!
Seriously, though! We're shocked as to why so many people are shocked about this - did they really expect anything different from his material?
Whatevs! Time to let this one go, folks!
Live and learn! LOLz!
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