Just to add some new developments to what golliz said here, the conservatives are now trying to use the “Look, that loveable Rush Limbaugh lookalike is laying it thick on those smug liburul Hollywood scum!” narrative after what happened. Ignoring what the man at the centre of this teacup tempest said, I’m sure since they’re so enamoured of Gervais, they should be happy to invite him to their own dinner events. Because like the last time that something like that happened, things just went SWIMMINGLY, with a gracious and good-natured crowd lapping things up.
Ha ha… Americans are playing it way too safe sometimes. Surprisingly, Christian Bale(!) of all people are enjoying Gervais. Finally, the Welsh in him has been awakened!