Ricky Gervais delivered quite the opening monologue at the Golden Globes award ceremony. It has been circulating throughout the internet and discussed ad nauseum, with many people supporting his comments that condemned the powerful Hollywood elite.
Still, there have been some people who did not particularly care for the comments that he made and have voiced their displeasure. Comedian and Netflix producer, Whitney Cummings, has gone on to defend the comments made by Gervais and the pettiness in opinions criticizing his monologue.
If You Complain about Gervais' Comments, Donate to Australia
On Sunday, Cummings went on Twitter and fired out a handful of tweets offering support for Gervais' comments, as well as, her initial reactions from the uproar that occurred all through social media.
The first tweet focused on the people who were complaining about Gervais' monologue and charged them with the task of donating to Australia and the devastating wildfires for every instance that they had something negative to say about the speech.
"For every second you spend complaining about Ricky Gervais jokes you should have have [sic] to donate 100 dollars to Australia," she tweeted.
'Gervais Wrote and Performed Actual Jokes'
The "Can I Touch It?" producer then went on to address the uproar that she was noticing on social media. So many times, the presenters of award shows are unapologetically PC when it comes to their monologues and speaking to those in attendance.
This has obviously not been the case with Gervais, who was hosting the event for the fifth time. Each year has come with their own sets of controversies from Gervais delivering jokes at the expense of celebrities and Hollywood, as a whole.
Cummings was able to infer from the reactions that Gervais was once again sharing jokes during the ceremony, tweeting, " I am not watching the Golden Globes live but based on how pissed off everyone is my guess is that Ricky Gervais wrote and performed actual jokes."
Ricky Gervais, One of the Biggest Animal Rights Activist
During the Golden Globes, much was said about the devastating wildfires that are destroying the country of Australia, as well as, killing thousands of animals and even twenty people, thus far. Gervais made comments about the catastrophe, which were met with some backlash on social media.
However, Cummings wasn't having any of it. Gervais is well-known for supporting animal rights and their protection. He's supported countless organizations that have acted to curb animal cruelty, poaching, and animal testing.
Cummings made sure to let people know about this tweeting out, "For anyone who wants to call @rickygervais means: he's done more for animal welfare than most celebrities combined ."
Cummings Goes After the Hollywood Elite, A-Listers
Cummings would finally move her target to the celebrities in attendance who apparently couldn't take a joke or two. The look on the faces of people ranging from Tim Cook to Tom Hanks said all you need to know. The elite A-listers weren't feeling the comments from Gervais.
Cummings poked fun at the Hollywood elite's snobbiness and their inability to take a joke in stride. The comedian tweeted, "The idea that anyone in a 4K dollar gown covered in diamonds waiting to win a golden plated prize would be upset about a good joke is wild #GoldenGlobes."
Gervais himself reflected on the reactions that his monologue received through Twitter, thanking everybody and expressing relief that he no longer has to deal with preparing for another Golden Globes award ceremony.
"Thanks for all your amazing comments about my Golden Globes monologue," he tweeted. "Best reaction ever and that means a lot to me. I had a blast but thank f--k it's over, so I can get back to my real job of editing #AfterLife2 and touring #SuperNature."