Insult comic to the stars Ricky Gervais did what God put him on this earth to do during the Academy Awards: rebuke the sanctimonious Hollywood hypocrites via Twitter.
Gervais pulled no punches with his social media jokes directed at pompous celebrities, calling them all “rich sex pests” and advising them that lecturing “everyday, hardworking people” won’t change much.
Gervais’ anti-Hollywood jokes are like chicken soup for the bitter-clinger’s soul.
Like his infamous Golden Globes hosting gig where he roasted Tinseltown’s most out-of-touch as a bunch of proud, self-preening jerks who preach about being “woke” but are friends with convicted pedophiles and other sexual predators, Gervais spent his Sunday, Feb. 10 evening doing the same thing.
In response to one Twitter user’s question, “If you were hosting the Oscars tonight, what’s your first best joke?” Gervais pulled no punches. He wrote, “I can’t wait to hear all your inspirational speeches about equality, and it’s great that the 3 hours you’re here tonight is the only time your badly paid migrant house staff will get some time off to sleep this week.”
Ah, such sweet mockery. Of course, Gervais predicted what was yet another woke fest that opened with musician Janelle Monae’s talking about how proud she was to be a “black queer artist,” and quickly followed with Best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt using his acceptance speech to blast senators for not voting to let John Bolton testify during President Trump’s impeachment trial.
But again, said woke scolds were not fooling the working man’s new favorite comedian. Gervais tweeted another irreverent description of what these beautiful people actually are.
Ricky tweeted, “It’s great to see such diversity in the room tonight. Rich sex pests of all shapes and sizes.” Well there’s a standard of diversity for you!
Actor and Comedian Tommy Campbell replied to Gervais what we were all thinking, tweeting, “The Oscars without Ricky Gervais is like mashed potatoes without gravy. Gonna be a very boring show.”
Of course the rest of the show played out according to that assessment. Sure there were awards that were deserved and some not so deserved, but there was plenty of sanctimonious lecturing and not a lot of charm. Best actor winner Joaquin Phoenix got weird with his acceptance speech, preaching about the “unmistakable anguish” of mother cows, whose babies we rip from them, and Hanoi Jane herself introduced the award for best picture. Talk about lame.
On Monday, Feb. 10, Gervais clarified his comments from the previous evening, softening his blows a bit: “I have nothing against the most famous people in the world using their privileged, global platform to tell the world what they believe. I even agree with most of it.” Still, he put the screws to ‘em adding, “I just tried to warn them that when they lecture everyday, hard working people, it has the opposite effect. Peace.”
Sorry, Oscars, maybe try not to make it so easy for people.