As soon as Ricky Gervais was selected to host the 2020 Golden Globes, I had a good feeling that he would go hard after woke culture. Award shows have been a haven for this type of cuckery. After every Oscars, Grammys, etc., we’re talking about the latest actor or musician who got on stage to accept an award, only to follow it up with some nonsensical far left grandstanding.
If we want to see this many people with TDS, we’ll watch CNN. I’m no fan of award shows as it is, let alone when these clowns who fly private jets are lecturing us about climate change.
Having seen some of Ricky Gervais’ tweets over the last few years, it was no surprise to me that he went for the jugular. This guy clearly doesn’t care what the thought police think of him.
Nobody sane would ever accuse Ricky Gervais of being a right winger. He’s an old school liberal, which is nowhere close to the modern left that we have all come to know. If you listen to his opening monologue, it wasn’t even political per se. He came after the Hollywood blowhards for their political virtue signaling and their blatant hypocrisy. Hollywood loves to take the moral high ground, and rarely are they called out on it by anyone who isn’t a right-of-center talking head. This time, one of their own did it, and he held no punches.
I think it’s safe to assume that Ricky Gervais isn’t the only celebrity who feels this way, but has been one of the few with the stones to tell it like it is. Credit to him for not giving a single fuck what any of these pampered and privileged socialites think.
The reaction to Gervais’ performance has been overwhelmingly positive, with some criticism from the usual suspects. This further proves my point that there is demand out there for people who aren’t politically correct and/or don’t build their comedic identity around orange man bad “jokes”. People are tired of hacks like Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers.
If Ricky Gervais gave a fuck about people’s feelings, the mob would have already taken him down. Yet here he is hosting the Golden Globes. Gervais, Chappelle and others are paving the way for more people to reclaim what makes comedy great. If they’re smart, they’ll grow a set and follow his lead.