Gervais won’t apologise for Golden Globe gags


London : British comedian Ricky Gervais is adamant he didn’t do “anything wrong” during his stint as Golden Globe host and is refusing to apologise for his risque gags.

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The comedian sparked outrage at the glitzy show last weekend with his jokes, which poked fun at the star-studded crowd.

Phillip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group behind the awards, called Gervais’ jibes “totally unacceptable”, while the funnyman was forced to deny he was pulled offstage during the ceremony and chastised for his remarks.

He has now confronted the controversy and insisted he doesn’t need to apologise for his jokes, as he was just doing his job, reports

“I don’t think I did anything wrong. Honestly, you know those were like jibes at these people and I’m sure they’ve got a sense of humour… I’m not going to apologise for being true to myself. My strategy is to make me laugh. If there’s anyone in the world like me, that’s a bonus… I’m sorry if they were offended but I’m not sorry for anything I said. They hired me for a job and if they didn’t want me, they shouldn’t have hired me. Just because you’re offended does not mean you’re in the right,” he said.

“I’m not judging them (the stars) for what they did… I’m confronting the elephant in the room. Like, I’m going to go out there and not talk about the issues in their industry. Don’t forget, I’ve got to be an outsider there. I mustn’t come out there as everyone’s mate and schmooze – that’s nauseating. I’ve got to come out there, and I’ve got to roast them,” he added.