Ricky Gervais hosted The Golden Globes this year. He is very well known for his biting, irreverent humor, and I am usually a big fan. I always thinks he's hilarious at the award shows he presents at.
As a host, he really went after a lot of celebrities, and it's been reported that many celebrities are very upset and displeased by his comments and thought he went below the belt.
Here's a quick article I found: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1656126/ricky-gervais-defends-golden-globes-performance.jhtml
The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press released this statement:"He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable. But that's Ricky. Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones."
I watched it, and I have to say, I thought much of what he said was rather cringe worthy and uncomfortable, especially given that the celebrities were right there. There were some lines that I did think were quite funny.
I really like Kathy Griffin, and she tends to skewer celebrities in a similar manner, but they aren't sitting captive in her audience. I think that's what crossed the line for me. This wasn't a planned roast.
Do you think he crossed the line? This was supposed to be a time to honor the celebrities, and many of them felt mocked and targeted.