Even before the star-stuck soft skulls got a chance to tune in to watch the Golden Globes, there were signs it was going to be a real shit show. Then Ricky Gervais later on took to the stage and essentially burned Hollywood to the ground for the self-righteous, self-important partisan political commentary that typically transpires at these events. He also roasted them over Harvey Weinstein, something other award show hosts have been too scared or invested to do. It was all pretty great and that means the mainstream media have to hate it.
The gnashing of teeth has begun and I expect the media entertainment light-in-the-loafers crowd to keep rolling out op-eds throughout the day telling us how terrible Gervais was for making light of such serious issues. Take this hilariously overwrought piece, for example.
The #GoldenGlobes mood was already sober thanks to an impeachment, threat of war with Iran and Australian bush fires. The last thing anyone needed was Ricky Gervais there, telling them they sucked. latimes.com/entertainment-arts/Poor babies, it's exactly what they needed. The fact that Hollywood takes themselves way too seriously isn’t a reason to not make fun of them when they are clearly ripe for mockery. Having money and being famous does not bestow upon a person a special right to preach to others about world issues. In this case, they ignored Gervais anyway, with many still getting up to proclaim the greatness of abortion and the evils of the orange man. Shilling for Iran was also on full display.
CNN tried to just pretend that Gervais didn’t exist, presenting the event as a somber warning about leftist sacred cows. The Washington Post tried to paint the celebrities in attendance as defiant revolutionaries, not caring about Gervais’ hits. Meanwhile, the pointed-heads over at Slate just skipped right to the point. They hated Gervais’ jokes.
The fact that it so bothers the mainstream media only makes what he said more hilarious and important. Gervais follows in the footsteps of several recent comedians to go rogue and speak the truth about the culture in Hollywood and it needed to be said. There’s been far too much covering up and obfuscating of what really happens among these groups and the media have been front and center to operate as gatekeepers.
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