Seems the folks that run the Golden Globes are none to happy with this years host, comedian Ricky Gervais. Ol’ boy was taking shots at people and cracked a few jokes that were definitely in poor taste.
Add Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk to the chorus of those who believe that Ricky Gervais went too far as host of the Golden Globes on Sunday night.
The head of the group responsible for the awards show says that while he felt the show itself was “terrific,” he too felt that Gervais’ jokes about specific celebrities were too much.
“He definitely crossed the line,” Berk told The Hollywood Reporter. “And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that’s Ricky.”
“Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones,” he added.
Robert Downey Jr. – the butt of one of Gervais’ jokes – said the show was “hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones.”
Gervais went after Berk personally with this joke when introducing him saying, “I just had to help him off the toilet and pop his teeth in.”
While Berk traditionally vets every word of the Globes’ script, he says that Gervais does not allow that pre-show scrutiny as host. “That’s not how Ricky works,” he said.
Sounds like the Foreign Press let dude chump them off if you ask us. How do you book a host that won’t adhere to the rules of YOUR award show!? Shoulda fired him once he started talkin’ that “this is how I do it” sh*t, word to Montell Jordan.