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Ricky Gervais and De Niro

'Golden' Controversies

1/17/2011 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ricky Gervais and Robert De Niro both talked their way into a firestorm at the "Golden Globes" last night ... after each attempted risky jokes that some consider downright offensive.

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Gervais' dig came while commenting on the movie, "I Love You Phillip Morris" -- when he said, "Two heterosexual actors pretending to be gay – which is the exact opposite of some famous Scientologists ... probably." Gervais added, "My lawyers helped me with the wording of that joke."

A short time later, De Niro left jaws hanging while thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press for his lifetime achievement award ... saying, "I'm sorry more members of the foreign press aren't with us tonight, but many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."

So we gotta ask ...




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256.

traitorwithinme    

my favorite golden globes...garvais was hilarious...and de niro was hilarious

1373 days ago
257.

Michelle    

Oh Hollywood... get over yourselves! It was all in good fun.

1373 days ago
258.

Nessa    

I really don't think either were bad. If DiNiro wasn't white and made that comment it would be a totally different story. Grow up people learn how 2 take a joke or hide in your homes n stay off tha internet

1373 days ago
259.

angie    

its just some ****ing jokes...people need to chill the **** out sometimes. its so stupid that people get so offended by the little things. live and laugh a little without worrying about the little **** that truely doesnt matter in life.

1373 days ago
260.

Goggles    

I think De Niro was referring to the fact that the wait service was not as good as it should have been - like there was not enough staff to serve everyone...

1373 days ago
261.

Chris    

Ricky is a god and Hollywood has zero sense of humour.

1373 days ago
262.

Hench    

I'm with #2 - Neither were offensive..what's wrong with telling it like it is and putting some humor on it. This PC crap is getting way out of hand..If you're a homo, you're a homo..If your an Illegal..get the hell out of here..The day I have to cater to an illegal and not offend them is the day I denounce my citizenship..Don't expect that happen anytime soon.

1373 days ago
263.

ShellyBelly    

Gervais was funny. The Globes aren't the Oscars. Anyone that has a problem with him needs to unclench their butt cheeks and get over it.

1373 days ago
264.

sib    

Harvey, just because you have a bubblegum website doesn't mean you can tell the country what is "offensive" just because someone says something that doesn't fall into your hypocritical libtard agenda. So Gervais took potshots at your looney-tune world for a couple hours one night, who f'n cares??? Try being a white, heterosexual, patriotic, God fearing, Conservative male for a day see how many times you are offended by simply watching basic cable tv, let alone premium stations and movies. Nice you finally got just a taste of what it's like being a normal person and what we experience from Hollywood on a daily basis. And unlike the Globes, we can't "ban" trash like you and this website from our television. As usual, hypocritical libtard "freedom of speech" at its finest.

1373 days ago
265.

alex    

Bravo Ricky. DeNiro was cute but not really too funny.
I'm in love with Ricky Gervais....he says what everyone's thinking. That's great satire. Long Live Ricky. I'll never again miss one of his shows.

1373 days ago
266.

digital_one    

Where is the option for "None"?????

1373 days ago
267.

mandi    

if it was an american making the jokes that Ricky was pulling it would have been okay. those rich snobs need to get over themselves - do they think we don't know about their sexual history or drug use? losers. De Niro was bang on.

1373 days ago
268.

dfdfd    

Never cared for Gervais in the past, but now Mr. Gervais is my hero. Thank you Mr. Gervais for giving the liberal hypocrites in Hollyweird a taste of their own medicine.

Afterall, these are the same mind-numb Socialist sheep that applauded Obama for saying marriage should be between a man and a woman, but viciously and mercilessly attacked a 21 year old college student for saying EXACTLY the same thing as their Messiah.

Glad Karma is starting to come back around on these buffoons.

1373 days ago
269.

Scientology student MM    

Ricky has an obligation as a public figure and role model to help bring people together --- not create animosities.
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There is a kind of a joke that is harassment, and there is another kind of joke that points up things can laugh about ourselves.

1373 days ago
270.

Bill    

Sorry, Network and HFPA. You spent millions on advertising how off-the-chain and controversial Ricky was going to be. Now you're whining about it?

1373 days ago
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