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Video: Ricky Gervais at 2011 Golden Globes - Funny or Mean?

Some people are blasting Ricky Gervais for his performance as the Golden Globes 2011 host, saying he was “too mean” to celebrities: do you agree?

Some bloggers and writers are having a fit because Ricky Gervais had a sharp edge to his comedy during the Golden Globes. He made fun of celebrities, people who are used to having everyone give them everything they want. They are multimillionaires who live plush lives, travel the world, own mansions, fly private planes and eat nothing but the best food. So PLEASE. I don’t want to hear how Ricky Gervais ruined their night. Just think of it as a sort of Celebrity Roast – except there were many targets!

During the Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais made fun of Cher, and how nobody's wanted to go to a Cher concert since 1975; how the Sex and the City 2 special effects team should have been nominated for their massive photoshopping of the movie’s poster; and Gervais even called Bruce Willis "Ashton Kutcher’s dad." HA!

But perhaps the most stinging comments made by Gervais at the Golden Globes were aimed at the Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp film, The Tourist, a film that disappointed fans and critics alike. Gervais said of it: ”Everything this year was three-dimensional, except the characters in The Tourist. I feel bad about that joke. I’m jumping on the bandwagon, because I haven’t even seen that movie... Who has?

Other jabs taken by Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes:

It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking,  or as Charlie Sheen calls it – breakfast."

"Next up, Eva Longoria has the daunting task of introducing the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press. That’s nothing. I had just had to help him off the toilet and pop his teeth in."

"Also not nominated: I Love You Phillip Morris. Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay. So, the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists. My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke…”

Do YOU think Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes 2011 jokes were taken too far? Take the poll!


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