Thursday, January 12, 2012
Ricky Gervais Rips Hollywood Elites
“They’re the wealthiest, most privileged people in the world,” the comic says of Hollywood’s A-list in an upcoming Esquire interview. “Offense is taken, not given.”
Gearing up for his third time as host, Gervais adds, “Imagine if I had gone out there and said, ‘We’re all in the same gang. Aren’t we brilliant? Us millionaires together’ . . . I’m not a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I’m a wolf in wolf’s clothing.”
“There was a Roman emperor who hired someone to whisper, ‘You’re just a man,’ in his ear as he walked around the crowds,” Gervais says of Hollywood hubris. “Just to remind him, because he knew if everyone tells you, you’re a god, then you are. And so he hired someone to say, ‘You’re just a man.’ ”
I guess that's Rickey's role now. Kudos for him for willing to shoulder the burden. And in return, I'll...DVR the Golden Globes this Sunday. Still can't bear to watch it. But I will fast-forward around and stop when he's doing his hosting duties. Will be the only thing worth watching, and the only thing that won't make the bile rise in the back of my throat...