British comedian Ricky Gervais called-out Hollywood elites during a recent interview with the New York Times; saying people are “tired of being lectured to” by wealthy celebrities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” he told the New York Times in an interview published on Thursday. “I think that people are just a bit tired of being lectured to. Now celebrities think: ‘The general public needs to see my face. They can’t get to the cinema – I need to do something.’ And it’s when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they’re doing something good, they’re sort of thinking, ‘I could weep at what a good person I am.’ Oh dear.”
“No, the world hasn’t changed. No one looks at me differently. And I’ve got nothing against those people, really,” he added. “I think that’s the mistake people make: They think that every joke is a window to the comedian’s soul — because I wrote it and performed it under my own name, that that’s really me. And that’s just not true. I’ll flip a joke halfway through and change my stance to make the joke better.”
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RICKY GERVAIS on OSCAR RATINGS DISASTER: ‘I Tried to Warn Them!’
Comedian Ricky Gervais weighed-in Monday on the ratings disaster that was the 92nd annual Academy Awards; telling Hollywood celebrities he “warned them” to avoid politics during the star-studded event.
“I have nothing against the most famous people in the world using their privileged, global platform to tell the world what they believe. I even agree with most of it. I just tried to warn them that when they lecture everyday, hard working people, it has the opposite effect. Peace,” posted Gervais on social media.
I have nothing against the most famous people in the world using their privileged, global platform to tell the world what they believe. I even agree with most of it. I just tried to warn them that when they lecture everyday, hard working people, it has the opposite effect. Peace.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 10, 2020
The American people changed the channel on the 92nd annual Academy Awards Sunday night; with viewership dropping to an “all time low” after A-list celebrities launched countless attacks against President Trump and Republican voters.
The three-hour-long broadcast attracted just 23.6 million viewers, down from 29.6 million in 2019.
Oscars Average 23.6 Million Viewers On ABC, Gets The Lowest Ratings Of All-Time https://t.co/umIF00orbM
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 10, 2020
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 10, 2020
“Sunday’s show also falls well short of previous ratings lows for the Oscars, set in 2018. That year the telecast averaged 26.54 million viewers and a 6.8 rating in the demo; Sunday was down 11 percent in viewers and 22 percent in adults 18-49 from prior lows,” reports the Hollywood Reporter.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
RICKY RIPS HOLLYWOOD: Gervais Slams Elites, ‘Know Nothing of the Real World,’ Take Award and ‘F*** Off’
British comedian Ricky Gervais didn’t hold back during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles; blasting Hollywood elites for “knowing nothing of the real world” and “lecturing” people about politics.
The ‘Office’ creator ripped large streaming services like Disney and Apple; accusing the iPhone maker of pretending to be “woke” while using sweat shops to manufacture their products.
“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political 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 f*** off. OK?” said Gervais.
Watch Gervais roast the Hollywood Elite above.