In addition to criticism received by Gervais, he may add those of his bosses, People reports.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said in a statement on Monday: “When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in-your-face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far. The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks.”
several stars were targeted by Gervais, including Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey Jr., Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis and the Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, who didn’t seem too upset by the comments.
During the gala, Ricky Gervais laughed at the marriage between Hugh Hefner, 84, and the young 24-year-old Crystal Harris.
Not all the stars responded to comments made by Gervais. After the latter had said that Robert Downey Jr. was best known for his stays in the Betty Ford rehab, the actor commented: “Aside from the fact that it’s been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister overtones, I’d say the vibe of the show is pretty good, wouldn’t you?”
For his part, Ricky Gervais responded to criticism on Monday, saying he enjoyed his Golden Globes hosting gig more this year than last year. “I think I had better gags,” he wrote on his blog.