White House Slammed for Repeating a 'Talking Point That Refuses to Die'
Israel Braces for a Large Scale Attack
The Democrats' Witch-Hunt Against Conservatives Just Ramped Up
Adios: Latinx Has Been Retired By Another Manufactured Woke Term That's Even Stupider
The First Black Swan
Pompeo Explains How Biden Put America and Israel in Iran's Crosshairs
President Biden's Narrative About the Formula Shortage Just Got Debunked
Guess What Happened When an Illegal Alien on the Terror Watchlist Was Caught...
Why Speaker Johnson's Meeting With Trump Is Crucial for the Integrity of the...
Iran Threatens To Attack US Troops If Biden Defends Israel
Here’s the Biden Administration’s Latest Attempt to Go After the Second Amendment
Florida's Ballot Initiative Had Democrats Thinking the State Was in Play. Poll Suggests...
House Passes FISA Extension, but There's a Catch
Arizona's Supreme Court Took a Bold Step to Protect Unborn Life. Here's How...
Remember How Jewish Students Were Stuck in the Library During a Pro-Hamas Rally?...

Gervais to Hollywood's Face: 'You're in No Position to Lecture The Public About Anything. You Know Nothing About The Real World.'

British comedian Ricky Gervais took a rhetorical blowtorch to Hollywood during his opening monologue at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, which he emceed for the fifth time.  He scornfully derided the entertainment industry as callow, lazy, preachy, and hypocritical.  And the assembled stars reacted, in many cases, by wincing and squirming in their seats.  If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and take roughly eight minutes to watch his ruthless "greeting" as the festivities began:


His top three jabs, via the transcript:

(1) "You could binge-watch the entire first season of Afterlife instead of watching this show. That’s a show about a man who wants to kill himself cause his wife dies of cancer and it’s still more fun than this. Spoiler alert, season two is on the way so in the end he obviously didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Shut up. I know he’s your friend but I don’t care."

(2) "Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China. Well, you say you’re woke but the companies you work for in China — unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?'

(3) "If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your God and f--- off, OK? It’s already three hours long."

Later, he added this barb:


Of course, many of the stars eschewed Gervais' advice and delivered preening political speeches about issues ranging from climate change to abortion to Iran.  It was all predictable, self-important, and lame.  Some critics were evident unhappy that the evening's host had been so biting and truculent, which is his whole schtick.  This tweet from a Los Angeles Times journo, somehow, is not parody:

Slow clap, Lorraine.  I'll leave you with this:

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos