Within moments of having started his opening monologue of the 2020 Golden Globe awards, it was painfully evident that Ricky Gervais was not going to be holding anything back.
As the biggest and best in Hollywood gathered to kick off the 2020 awards season, this year's host, Ricky Gervais, notorious for his controversial opinions, wasted no time letting the attending Hollywood elite know just what was what.
Although stars from such nominated films as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Rocketman, and The Irishmen were in attendance, and staring intently from the audience, Gervais appeared relaxed and undeterred by the fact that they might not like what he was going to say.
In what many are calling a rather bold move, Gervais called out those stars in attendance in reference to their relationship with such corporations as Apple, Amazon, and Disney.
He pointed out that: “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.”
Gervais went on to further pointed out that Hollywood claims it is “woke" to the world around it, but in actuality, he said: "If ISIS had a streaming service you would be calling your agents."
Gervais then brought up the elephant in the room, as he called to task the stars present and their relationships to the last Jeffrey Epstein. When Gervais went so far as to state that Epstein didn’t kill himself, the entire crowd emitted a simultaneous groan.
Gervais countered with: "Shut up, I know he's your friend, but I don't care."
After calling out several more celebrities, Gervais wrapped it up by giving the winners a warning. He said not to use their acceptance speeches as a platform for making any political or "woke" statements. Gervais reminded them that they were not in any position to be lecturing the public on anything. He stated that the celebrities knew very little to nothing of the real world. He said to come up, get your award, thank you God, thank your family, and get off.
With his monologue completed, and his opinions made known, Gervais welcomed the first set of presenters to the stage, thusly kicking off the awards show. The only winner that was not in attendance was Russell Crowe. Crowe was reportedly unable to attend this year, due to the Australian wildfires that are threatening his home.
Was Gervais’ bravery in his monologue due to it being his last time hosting?