The Independent complains that Ricky Gervais has betrayed Hollywood’s tradition of classiness:
Ricky Gervais’s performance at last night’s Golden Globes was enough to make Gene Kelly turn in his grave. Once upon a time, Hollywood was synonymous with elegance and class but Gervais’ tirade of nasty and smutty jokes proved that tabloid culture has leaked its way into even the highest tier of entertainment.
Yeah, I remember the good old days of Hollywood when Gene Kelly would do a classy little number in aid of abortion rights, and Fred and Ginger would soft shoe for climate change. So much style, especially when Esther Williams had her swimmers spell out “Veganism Now”.
P.S. If you’re not old to get the Marlon Brando reference, he refused an Oscar in 1973 as a protest against the treatment of Native Americans.