We imagine that the big chief execs at the annual Golden Globes are biting their nails down to the bit over their decision to keep Ricky Gervais on as show host, especially seeing as the funny man has announced that for his last stint hosting the show, there will be no limits to his jokes.
The comedian has presented the awards show for the past two years and his alternative style of comedy has been met with mixed reviews. However this hasn’t stopped Ricky, who defended his comedy in a recent interview with American chat show host Matt Lauer. The Life's Too Short star says,
"I don't know what I did wrong, really. What did I say that was untrue? I made a joke suggesting that Charlie Sheen might like a night out. I said that Robert Downey Jr spent some time in clinics. And he did. I'm not judging him by that; it's a joke...I've never really succumbed to peer pressure. And this feeds into my humour. I deal in taboo subjects for that reason... Not only am I fascinated with them, but I like to take the audience to places that it hasn't been before,"
The star created controversy for his poking fun at stars including Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr and Mel Gibson. But listen up critics and company exec bigwigs! Ricky doesn’t care if you don’t like him, not even a little bit. The star continued,
"You eventually come to the conclusion that your reputation is what strangers think of you, but your character is who you really are… and, again, it just makes you bulletproof. You know? What do I care if someone likes what I do or not? I just don't anymore. If you get your own way, if you get final edit and you enjoy what you're doing and things turn out exactly as you wanted 'em - what else is there?"
Well we know that we'll be watching Ricky's last Golden Globes, but what about you Heatworld Citizens?