Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes: Crossing a Line or Preaching the Truth?

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Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2011Many people consider the Golden Globes to be the lesser of the two Hollywood awards shows looking at the Globes as the looser, more relaxed lead up into the heavy hitter Academy Awards. However, there seem to be some people out there that think the Golden Globes are extremely important and must be dealt with the utmost professionalism and class that can be achieved. Well, if that is the case, then don’t enlist a comedian to host the show, especially if his name is Ricky Gervais.

Television critics have been bashing the crap out of Gervais for the past two days for being what they called “rude” and “downright mean” at the Golden Globe Awards. The Golden Globes have always been more entertaining than the intensely dry Academy Awards. Many people consider both awards shows to be inherently smug consisting of a bunch of celebrities kissing each other’s bums and celebrating how famous they are. If this is the case, then who better to host the show then somebody who isn’t afraid to say what he wants?

A lot of people at the Globes were good and ready to get sucked up to but instead, Gervais sucker punched them in the face. If you have ever seen Gervais do comedy then you know that he is cynical, sarcastic and ballsy. He isn’t afraid to call a piece of crap a piece of crap and does it in a lovely English accent, I might add. Given the debauchery that is going on with Hollywood celebrities, Gervais had a lot to work with. Just in his opening speech he took jabs at Charlie Sheen, the movie The Tourist as well as stars of the film Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, the women of Sex and the City 2, “unnamed” Scientologists (John Travolta anyone?), Hugh Hefner and fiancée Chrystal Harris, Hurely from the television series Lost, Mel Gibson and even Cher.

Gervais was funny, no, he was hilarious! I mean come on people, he’s a comedian, it’s what he does. Our country needs to have far less people who think they are the real McCoy and who need to turn and laugh at themselves. Gervais did what every good comedian does, he pointed out the ridiculous and asked everybody “isn’t this ridiculous?” Gervais had the balls to do what everybody else wishes they could do, make fun of the famous people many of us idolize. Sure you can all sit at home and make fun of the celebrities from the comfort and safety of your living room in Ohio, far away from the celebrities themselves, but could you do it directly to their faces? Gervais can and he did.

In a world full of political correctness, lawsuits and people getting offended at the drop of a hat, I applaud Ricky Gervais for looking at all of that and calling it a load of bollocks. The world needs more people like Ricky Gervais and less people like the critics who, in my opinion, need to pull their lips off the derrière of every celebrity in Hollywood and learn to laugh. Kudos Ricky Gervais for doing what most of us only dream of doing.

Check out Gervais’ Golden Globe Awards opener:

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