If you thought you spotted pigs with wings out your window tonight, there is a reason.

Comedian Ricky Gervais opened the Golden Globes awards ceremony with a roasting of the Hollywood elite that would rival anything a Game of Thrones dragons could do.

Gervais’ wrapped his monologue with perhaps a statement that will be among the best TV moments in history, by telling Hollywood:

“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech.

You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world.”

Before this epic conclusion, the sharp-witted comedian incinerated the audience over its hypocrisy.

“You say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, I mean, unbelievable — Apple, Amazon, Disney — if ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?” he said. “If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech.

You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than [teen climate activist] Greta Thunberg. So, if you win: Come up, accept your little award thank your agent and your God and … off. It’s already three hours long.”

Gervais also scorched the crowd with references to Jeffery Epstein and pedophilia.

At another point, Gervais noted that the Golden Globes was an old-fashioned awards ceremony, and argued the ceremony should just thank Netflix and get on with it. He noted he has a show on Netflix, Afterlife, about a man considering committing suicide after his wife dies: “Spoiler alert, there’s a season two, so in the end, he didn’t kill himself. Just like Jeffrey Epstein. Sorry, I know he’s your friend,” Gervais joked.

Epstein came up again when Gervais took aim at Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: “Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end, his date was nearly too old for him. Even Prince Andrew was like, ‘C’mon, mate…’ ” (Gervais was referring to allegations that Epstein’s former friend Prince Andrew sexually assaulted a girl trafficked by Epstein.)

In a nutshell, Gervais seared the entire herd of Hollywood sacred cows.

The entire monologue is a masterpiece, and I hope all entertainers and media professionals take their message to heart.

 

 
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