‘F–k that’: Ricky Gervais dashes any hopes he may host Golden Globes again

Irreverent actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has dashed the hopes of anyone expecting him to emcee the Golden Globes again.

“F— that,” Gervais declared in a tweet, along with a laughing emoji, above a user who shared on the social media platform the tour de force monologue at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards ceremony in 2020.

“[Retweet] if you wish @rickygervais would host the Golden Globes again in 2023,” user Daniel wrote in that tweet that went massively viral.

During his famous opening remarks in what was his fifth (and apparently last) gig at the podium, Gervais, 61, ridiculed self-important Hollywood liberals, and in so doing, recommended the following:

“So 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 then f**k off.”

(*Warning for language):

Amidst the soliloquy by Gervais, the co-creator of the original British mockumentary sitcom “The Office,” among other entertainment industry credits, the TV director kept cutting to various celebrities who were awkwardly fake-laughing.

The next Golden Globes show is scheduled for January 10, 2023.

“T]he Hollywood Foreign Press will return to televise their event in 2023 after the 2022 ceremony was reduced to a press release following backlash for their lack of diversity,” Deadline Hollywood explained on Sunday.

In general, the home viewing audience for these self-glorifying rituals, during which decadent, woke celebs typically engage in empty virtue signaling, has collapsed.

Given the sanctimony and hypocrisy on display, ratings will likely continue to dwindle, with the possible exception of a rematch between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

Speaking of which, Gervais told the “Today” show earlier this year in reference to hosting the Oscars, “They’d never let me do what I wanted, I’d get canceled halfway through. I mean that’s why the Globes got me. They said I could write my own jokes and say what I wanted, no rehearsals.”

Gervais, who has won his share of awards, appears to be one of the few leftists in the show business industry who is a free-speech advocate.

In describing his approach to awards hosting during a December 2021 interview with the left-wing Guardian of the U.K., everyman Gervais rhetorically wondered, “Do I pander to the 200 billionaires in the room or the 200 million people at home sitting in their pants drinking beer who aren’t winning awards, who aren’t billionaires? It’s a no-brainer for a comedian. I’m a jester. I play to the other peasants in the mud. I wasn’t going in terrible. Think of the things I could have said…Think of the f—-g terrible things I could have joked about. It’s off the charts – It’s. Off. The. Charts – the terrible things I could say.”

Netflix is currently streaming his three-season comedy-drama called “After Life.”

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