Mere hours before he was scheduled to take the stage for the big gig, Gervais put to rest any lingering questions over whether or not he would be toning down his trademark humor for the award show by posting a shirtless pic with a rather uncouth caption.
To be clear, it’s NSFW, if that gives you any indication.
“Better get dressed and offend some humourless c*nts I suppose,” Gervais tweeted. Ruh roh, Shaggy! Looks like we’re in for a wild ride. Of course, that comes as no surprise to Gervais’ many fans or to anyone who has caught his Golden Globes-hosting in the past.
This year’s event will mark the fourth time Gervais has served as host — he took the helm from 2010 to 2012 before a three-year stint by funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
And, as Amy Adams pointed out on the red carpet, “I don’t think he would ever go away for a few years and come back without anything to say.” In other words, this year may just be Gervais’ most extreme yet.
After all, his most memorable barbs over the years prove no one is safe when it comes to Gervais’ Golden Globes material. He has baited Mel Gibson for allegedly being a racist, he’s gone after Charlie Sheen for Sheen’s drug-fueled shenanigans, he has skewered Johnny Depp’s wardrobe and he’s even gone after the network airing the awards show.
That much, it seems certain, will be a repeat performance.
During an appearance on NBC’s Today show this morning, Gervais made no pretenses about his intentions. “I’ve got to bite the hand that feeds me. I’ve got to have a go at NBC, at the Hollywood Foreign Press — with good humor. I don’t want this nauseating, backslapping ‘aren’t we all great’… yeah, we know we’re all great. It’s entertainment, it’s fairyland, it’s TV, this isn’t real, we’re… not saving lives,” Gervais said.