Speaking as someone who isn't really a Ricky Gevaris fan in general... (Okay dude! We get it! YOU created The Office! Let it go!)
Bluntness alert ahead...
The way I figure it is if you hire someone like Ricky Gevaris, you get what you pay for. He's known for that kind of humor. Is it appropriate? Who's to say. For that kind of event and in that kind of venue, I am pretty sure that anything goes and the alcohol was definitely flowing to fuel some of that. If you don't want that kind of humor on your show, then you should hire someone else and stop serving booze as well. Plus, I can't imagine that his jokes weren't pre approved in some way. You aren't even allowed to use most of these A-listers NAMES without getting their approval first. And seeing as this is the second time he's hosted, they had to know what they were getting into.
Some of his jokes I found to be hilarious personally. Were some of them cringe worthy? Sure. But again, that's his style. It's like hiring Kathy Griffin to host and then telling her not to use the "S" word or hiring Whoopi and telling her not to make any political statements or hiring Mel Gibson and telling him not to make any race remarks. Not. gonna. happen. It' s not like he wasn't saying anything that wasn't true, or what we are all thinking anyway, he just said it out loud. And, he gets as well as he gives. A lot of them (Robert Downey Jr. for example (who's joke about sleeping with women was far more tasteless than anything Ricky said)) were giving it right back to him and he seemed to enjoy it. If not, I would find him as obnoxious as Joan Rivers, Whoopi, and Kathy Griffin. Those gals seem to be able to dish it out but not able take it right back. So for me, it was a pretty fair playing field. Everyone got to get their jabs in fair and square and judging from the after party pictures, it didn't really look to me like anyone was crying in their Cristal over it.
As far as the celebs that are complaining. I think they really need to get over themselves. If they are offended by the jokes Ricky was making, then they should also be offended by the tabloids as well because they certainly don't always make celebrities out to be pillars of the community. Or how about the local news who broke the story of their illicit behaviour in the first place? If you don't want a joke made about you, don't give 'em any material... know what I mean Charlie Sheen?
And let's be honest, the Golden Globes are all about politics in Hollywood, not celebrating the "performances" anyway (I could say the same thing about the Oscars but at least they try to pretend not to be). Sometimes, like this year, they actually get it right with the winners, but most of the time, it's all about the politics. The HFP is very obviously extremely political and have no sense of humor about themselves. ( I mean really? The Tourist for Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical? Really? And the nom of Angelina and Johnny for best actors? Did they actually WATCH the movie?) Get over yourselves guys. Your nominations alone sometimes are laughable. You should learn to laugh with us. Maybe then we could take you seriously.