11 February, 2016 - NME.com
Deadpool actor T.J. Miller has criticised Ricky Gervais for mocking Hollywood mercilessly while hosting this year's Golden Globe Awards.
Miller, who plays Deadpool's friend Weasel in the comic book movie, previously called out Gervais last month when he was given his own opportunity to host a Hollywood awards ceremony. "How abrasive do you have to be to make us feel bad for Mel Gibson?" Miller told the audience at the Critics' Choice Awards, referencing a joke Gervais had made at the recent Golden Globes ceremony.
Now Miller has explained at length why he disagrees with Gervais's approach to hosting the Golden Globes. "Culturally America is at the forefront and our media is globally influential and these award shows, although we can make fun of them for being empty and ridiculous, we also should say that these people worked their whole lives to make content and make movies and television that are important to people," he said during a SiriusXM radio interview.
"So let's celebrate them. It's OK for us all to get drunk and congratulate each other. Like, let it go. So... f**k you Ricky Gervais," he added.
Miller went on to poke fun at two of Gervais's Hollywood film efforts, saying of his flop 2008 comedy Ghost Town: "The only thing funny about it was that he was in it. And Ghost Town was less a movie and more a description of the theaters in which it played."
"And then The Invention of Lying?," Miller continued. "I'll invent a lie. Ricky Gervais has done anything interesting since The Office. There's a lie right there."
Gervais hosted the Golden Globe Awards for the fourth time this year, having previously presided over the annual awards ceremony in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Catch up with his 10 most provocative jokes from the 2016 event here.