Ricky Gervais responds to criticism following Golden Globes backlash

Ricky Gervais responds to criticism following Golden Globes backlash

The 2020 Golden Globes took place Sunday night and were full of memorable moments and historic wins.

But one of the most talked about moments from this year's event happened early on in the evening during the opening monologue.

This year's host was Ricky Gervais who, as to be expected, delivered a comedic address filled with lines that caused laughter but a few that sparked controversy.

One portion in particular pertained to Gervais' commentary on how this year's winners should avoid talking about politics, stating to the audience that celebrities are "in no position to lecture the public about anything."

Gervais' opinion caused a stir on social media, which is where he chose to respond to the backlash surrounding his monologue.

The comedian took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to respond to critics and fans alike alongside a black and white photo of himself:

"Thanks for all your amazing comments about my Golden Globes monologue. Best reaction ever and that means a lot to me," penned the comedian before adding "I had a blast but thank f*ck it's over, so I can get back to my real job of editing #AfterLife2 and touring #SuperNature. Make Jokes, Not War".

It was clear that Gervais was trying to make light of the situation.

He later responded to a tweet requesting that he host the Golden Globes every year with a simple "Never gonna happen" aside a crying laughing face emoji.