After Will Smith infamously beat Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022, There was debate on social media as to whether the incident would have happened another comic had moderated the event. One name that came up frequently was comedian Ricky Gervais, who responded by teasing his proposed Oscars speech in a series of tweets with thousands of likes.
“I would start with ‘Hello,'” wrote the 60-year-old creator of The Office, who has won five Golden Globes but never the Academy Awards.
The comic continued, “I hope this show helps cheer up the ordinary folks watching at home. For example, if you’re unemployed, you can console yourself that even if you had a job, your salary probably wouldn’t be as high as the goodie bag all the actors just got.”
Gervais ridiculed the pornographic depiction of wealth at the Academy Awards. those years Oscar’s swag bag reportedly cost $137,000 and included a $12,000 liposuction, $25,000 renovations and a small property in Scotland, and the title of Lord or Lady of Glencoe.
Later, The “Afterlife” star mocked the emphasis on the Oscars snorting at diversity: “I’m proud to announce that this is the most diverse and progressive Academy Awards ever.”
“When I look outside I see people from all walks of life,” he added. “Every population under the sun. Except for poor people, of course. F-k her.”
The negotiation speech came after the infamous Oscars “Hitch” slap, which came after Rock, 57, made a sober joke about Smith’s actress wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who is candid about her ongoing battle with alopecia. In response, 53-year-old Smith – who later that night won the Best Actor Oscar for his work in ‘King Richard’ – sauntered onto the stage and slapped the comic in the face – before taking a seat and warning Rock that ‘the Keeping my wife’s name out of your damn mouth.”
On stage after the smackdown, Gervais retweeted a clip from the UK Office in which his character David Brent makes an “alopecia” joke about an employee.
In a January interview with The View, the Emmy winner revealed he’ll probably never host the Academy Awards.
“Maybe I can be the host [the Oscars] if i did as i was told, but there’s the catch, the “extras” Creator told host Sunny Hostin, Deadline reported. “The good thing about the Globes was [that] They said I could write my own jokes, say whatever I wanted, and not rehearse.”
He added: “And that’s just too good for a comedian to turn down, while I don’t think the Oscars would ever allow me that freedom, and rightly so. I think they would be mad.”
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