Ricky Gervais is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the Will Smith drama, insisting that he would not have made that dreaded joke.
The comedian has found himself in hot water numerous times after using his platform as the former host of the Golden Globes to mercilessly roast his fellow celebrities – present or not.
But the 60-year-old The Office creator has said he would not have joked about Jada’s alopecia. Instead, he would have taken a shot at her supposed ‘boyfriend’.
Testing new material at a recent show in Highgate, north London, Gervais said, as per The Mirror: “I’ll get it out of the way. I have not got any Will Smith material. I trended when that happened and I was not even there.
“What has it got to do with me? People were going ‘What would have happened if Ricky Gervais had been doing it (hosting Oscars)?’
“Well, nothing as I would not have made a joke about his wife’s hair. I would have made a joke about her boyfriend.”
We wouldn’t expect any less from Ricky Gervais.
On Monday, the comedian took to Twitter to give his initial opinion through the medium of a meme.
He shared a clip from The Office where his character, David Brent, discusses alopecia.
Gervais shared the clip from the series which he famously co-wrote and starred in, captioning it: “And she's got alopecia. So... not a happy homelife [sic]."
The celebrity world has been left in pieces after Will Smith’s stunt on Sunday, in which he momentously marched on stage and struck presenter Chris Rock across the face after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
On Monday, Smith posted a heartfelt apology to Rock on Instagram, stating: “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.
“I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
“I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world.
“I am a work in progress,” he finished off.
Since then, fellow celebrities have weighed in on the whole ordeal.
Actress Isla Fisher posted a photo of her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, with Rock, alongside a love heart.
OJ Simpson also gave his opinion, stating that he thought Smith was ‘wrong’ but that he could ‘understand the sentiment’.
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