against Ricky Gervais' performance at the Golden Globes is still going
strong, but the British comedian's act has won over one hard-to-reach
constituency: Hollywood-hating conservatives.
Hollywood Reporter notes, while the mainstream media was busy
debating the tastefulness of Gervais pointing out that The Tourist
didn't make a lot of money, Big Hollywood blogger John Nolte couldn't
stop raving about his performance. "Dare I say, God bless Ricky
Gervais?" Nolte wrote soon after the ceremony concluded. It's indicative
of the "bubbled, hypocritical mind of some in Hollywood [that] the only
reason Gervais crossed a line is because he went after them. Had he
been as relentless in ripping apart Sarah Palin, her young children,
Jesus Christ, or George W. Bush, today the comedian would be celebrated
as 'edgy' and 'courageous' — because only in Hollywood is throwing red
meat to a hard-left crowd considered 'edgy' and 'courageous'."
Simon of Pajamas Media echoed Nolte's sentiment. Gervais's cutting
performance (and the harsh reaction it provoked) should serve as a
"special note for conservatives: dissing Hollywood is easy to do (I do
it all the time), but the wise person tries to take it over. This is our
culture, molding the minds of the future. Turn it over to the other
side, if you wish, but do so at your peril."
neither stayed up late enough to catch the final
zinger of the evening.
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