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Globe organisers slam Gervais

RICKY Gervais has been slammed by Golden Globe organisers for his "unacceptable" remarks during the ceremony.

The British comedian caused controversy when he mocked a number of stars including Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Steve Carrell while hosting the awards show on Sunday (16.01.11) and Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Philip Berk - who was also the subject of jibes by the host - was unimpressed.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "He definitely crossed the line. And some of the things were totally unacceptable.

"Any of the references to individuals is certainly not something the Hollywood Foreign Press condones."

The HFPA has reportedly been inundated with angry phone calls from agents claiming their clients were offended but Philip claims his organisation were unaware of what Ricky would say.

He said: "I had absolutely no idea what Ricky was going to say so anything I heard was heard the same time you heard it. When you hire Ricky Gervais you expect the unexpected."

While Ricky, 49, admitted he was unsure if he would be asked back to host the event for a third time - after also taking charge in 2010 - he claimed he loved the experience and was happy with his performance.

When asked if he had fun, Ricky replied "Oh absolutely. For three hours every year, Hollywood is scared to death of me. It's great."

A number of celebrities took to twitter to show their support for the comic.

Legendary broadcaster Larry King writing: "The folks who put on the Globes have no right to complain about Ricky Gervais. He does what he does. Why should it surprise them? You agree?".

Actress Elizabeth Banks added: "I thought RG was hilarious. Actors can take it. We have thick skins."

Hugh Hefner responded to a joke Ricky made about the age gap between himself and his 24-year-old fiancee Crystal Harris, saying: "the Golden Globes was a blast. They made fun of everyone, including Crystal & me. A great night. (sic)"

 



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