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Ricky Gervais insults gay Scientologists at the Golden Globes

Ricky Gervais (Image: Getty)
Image: Getty
Oh yeah, he went there.

Host Ricky Gervais drew gasps and even boos from the crowd at the Golden Globes when he dropped a gaffe aimed at well-known members of the Church of Scientology who have been accused of hiding in the closet. Yeah, you know who he's talking about.

In his opening banter, the British comedian joked, "Also not nominated was I Love You Philip Morris, Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. Two heterosexual characters pretending to be gay."

"So the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then."

Above boos from the crowd, Ricky added, "Probably. My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke. They're not here."

As well as offending Hollywood's closeted Scientologists, Ricky also managed to get on the wrong side of the perennially lovely Johnny Depp, who was noticeably unamused when his new film The Tourist copped a roasting for its "two dimensional characters".

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When someone has to lie to be "funny" this is a very decadent society. Since when being insulting and rude becomes funny?
Andrew, I agree with you. Depp had a chuckle and was obviously amused. Not sure what the writer was thinking. Bruce Willis, however, didn't look to impressed about the dad joke. Ricky went too far with that one, it was just weird.
People need to lighten up in this situation. Ricky's a funny guy, he's cool in my book. It's hardly an offensive, rude comment. I'm pansexual and once was out as gay. I've taken harder hits than that. That and well, he's a comedian. Comedians can range from lewd jokes, casual jokes, roasting, etc.
That clip of Johnny Depp shows him smiling at the joke. He was "noticeably amused", not the other way around. This whole article is ***
Yep Ricky, thats how not to get a job in Hollywood lol onya tho !!
Jeez lighten up Hollywood and learn to laugh at yourself for goodness sake
OMG.. I can't belive he got a way with that one..lol very funny anyways.

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