Video: Did Ricky Gervais Go Too Far?

ricky300Bruce Willis was pretty pissed off when Ricky Gervais referred to him as Ashton Kutcher’s dad last night, but he wasn’t the only person that The Office star targeted with his customarily close-to-the-bone banter. It now seems unlikely that the British comic will be asked to return to the Golden Globes for a third year in 2012 after he mocked the organisers and insulted Hollywood celebrities. Indeed so acerbic were some of his jokes that the internet was awash with rumours that he had been sacked mid-ceremony when he disappeared from the stage for an hour. He eventually returned, but was noticeably more restrained. The Church of Scientology were the butt of his most controversial joke of the evening. Referring to the film I Love You Phillip Morris, Gervais said it was about “two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay – so the complete opposite of some famous Scientologists, then.” As the audience members gasped, he added: “My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke.”