Ricky Gervais opened up the Golden Globes with a joke about Caitlyn Jenner.
The 54-year-old actor began his monologue by telling the audience to “shut up” so he could criticize Sean Penn for conducting an interview with the notorious drug lord El Chapo.
“You disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum,” Gervais said.
Then he moved on to Jenner.
“I’ve changed,” he added. “Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously.” (RELATED: Magazine Lauds Caitlyn Jenner As ‘Most Famous Transgender In The World’)
“Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t do everything.”
Many criticized Gervais for his “horrifically offensive” joke. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Woman Of The Year’)
experiencing ricky gervais is the same experience emotionally as accidentally sitting on a wet toilet seat in a public restroom
— toal dameron (@ohkayewhatever) January 11, 2016
Ricky Gervais is as edgy as your friend who laughs at his own Cards Against Humanity plays. #GoldenGlobes
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 11, 2016
Wish they'd bleep Ricky Gervais Permanently
— Doree Shafrir (@doree) January 11, 2016
— MTV Celebrity (@mtvceleb) January 11, 2016
when cate was laughing about that Caitlyn Jenner driving joke :/ fam
— jess (@swiftcastillos) January 11, 2016
that caitlyn jenner joke…why?
— zoe (@runziamc) January 11, 2016