If I invite someone over to my house and I know that they tend to have sticky hands and touch everything, then I wouldn't be surprised to find sticky residue all over my stuff.
I think the GG knew exactly what was coming and thought it would make a great show, but once the complaints started rolling in they turned around on Ricky and put it squarely on him. It's their show, they control it and choose how they want the show to go. No one would hire a comedian known for such a style and then expect them not to do that style
. If they wanted a bland, middle of the road man they'd get someone like Jay Leno. They would not pay a certain type of comedian and then ask them to act as bland middle man. It makes no sense whatsoever.
I've not watched the show however, so I cannot comment on whether his comments were over the top or not.
What IS over the top though, turning an award show into a revenge tactic (referring to the comment that no show of Ricky's will ever be up for nominations) then again I'm not really surprised to see an award show as just a political/bias stage