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Ricky Gervais says public is fed up with celebrities with ‘virtuous signaling’

Fed up with “signaling virtue”

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Ricky Gervais thinks the public is tired of celebrities “pointed out by virtue.”

The 60-year-old comedian believes that public attitudes towards the rich and famous have changed dramatically over the past decade.

Ricky – who has hosted the Golden Globes five times and has always been particularly critical of guest celebrities – explained, “2020 was my favorite. That one captured the imagination.

“The first time I did that, ten years ago, everyone was like, ‘Ah, how can you talk to these wonderful multimillionaires, how can you talk to these beautiful people, like that? love celebrities’.

“At the last one it was like, ‘God give it to them, we hate celebrities!’

“I know what it is. With all the austerity and people struggling, they’re thinking, ‘Why are these people lecturing me? They’re going to an awards show in a limo and me. say to recycle? ‘

“People are just fed up, they’re just fed up with virtue signals. And they were like a beacon to point their anger at.

“People who had nothing were fed up with being lectured by people who had everything.”

This year’s Golden Globes won’t feature any celebrity presenters after a diversity backlash.

Ricky believes the long-term future of the show remains uncertain, admitting he “doesn’t take anything for granted.”

He told The Sun newspaper: “They’re trying to get over it and start over. I don’t think anyone has even been invited. It’s not even a ceremony.

“You can’t predict anything in this world. They might come back stronger than ever and be loved again or it might be the last.

“You never know. I don’t take anything for granted anymore. I keep walking painfully. And whatever happens, happens.”