Golden Globes

China Attacks Ricky Gervais for ‘Sweatshop’ Accusations

China’s state-run Global Times took great exception to Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais’ slam at the Apple corporation for using “sweatshops in China,” publishing an editorial response on Monday that criticized Westerners for “refusing to work hard and pinning their hopes on public welfare.”

In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal Media, LLC, host Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)

Ricky Gervais Gains Hundreds of Thousands of Online Followers After Skewering Hollywood Elites

Actor-comedian Ricky Gervais took to social media to welcome what he said were the 300,000 new followers he gained on Twitter following his Golden Globes hosting performance Sunday, in which he called out Hollywood’s virtue signaling about climate change, Apple operating sweatshops, and Hollywood’s silence about accused rapist and disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Ricky Gervais attends a VIP screening of 'The Muppets Most Wanted' at The Curzon Mayfair on March 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)