Golden Globes Fallout Continues

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Post by David Tails on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 11:45 am

This may be a little bit late, as the controversy surrounding it has died down, but I've just found this story: -

Jonathan Ross has said many of Ricky Gervais's jokes at the Golden Globes were "unnecessary" - but admitted they would boost his career in the US.
Gervais ripped into his audience at the Golden Globes ruffling many A-list feathers
The Office and Extras comedy star Gervais, 49, sparked controversy after delivering a string of put-downs while hosting the awards ceremony in January.
It was kind of brave, but a lot of those jokes were kind of unnecessary. I definitely wouldn't have gone for the Scientology joke.
Gervais referred to "two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay" in a film and then added: "Sort of the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists then."
Ross, 50, said he would not have made the Scientology jibe, but told the Radio Times Gervais's headline-grabbing jokes would help his career across the water.
The comedian has been invited to host the Golden Globes for two years running
He explained: "It was kind of brave, but a lot of those jokes were kind of unnecessary. I definitely wouldn't have gone for the Scientology joke.
"But you have to remember Ricky's career doesn't depend on the Golden Globes. I'd say what he did will be good for him in America.
"Being a comedian is dependent on being brave and brutally truthful. I texted him to say well done. I couldn't have done that. Ricky has balls of steel."


Source and complete story : Sky News - Click Here

I really do find this to be a ludicrous statement by someone like Jonathan Ross. He hasn't exactly shied away from controversy himself over the years. Yes, he has schmoozed with some of the worlds biggest stars on his sycophantic talk show; but that didn't always stop him from having his sly digs.

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