Ricky Gervais Reveals How He Avoided the Will Smith Oscars Fiasco

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Comedian Ricky Gervais, known for burning celebrities as a frequent host of the Golden Globes, said he wouldn’t have joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head at the Oscars. So Will Smith’s slap from Chris Rock wouldn’t have happened, he concluded.

“I’ll get it out of the way,” he said at a show in London, according to the Mirror. “I don’t have any Will Smith material. I was trending when that happened, and I wasn’t even there.”

“What does it have to do with me? People said, ‘What would have happened if Ricky Gervais had done it?’ [presenting an Oscar award)]?'” he continued. “Well, nothing, because I wouldn’t have joked about his wife’s hair. I would have joked about her boyfriend.”

Gervais was referring to Jada Pinkett Smith’s “entanglement” with rapper August Alsina, which she revealed in 2020. While Will Smith hinted last year that he and his wife were in an open marriage, the couple said they separated at the time of Jada Pinkett Smith’s flirtation with Alsina.

However, Gervais is no stranger to jokes about alopecia, Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss condition. At the Oscars on Sunday, Rock had a “GI Jane” dig about it and an offended Will Smith punched him in the face onstage in a stunning TV moment.

Gervais joked on his recent show that he could change his tour name from “Armageddon” to “Alopecia,” the Mirror reported.

After the Oscar incident, the comedian also shared a chilling tweet from his character from “The Office” in which he made fun of people with alopecia.

Gervais can be considered somewhat of an expert at dishing out political incorrectness to a celebrity audience. Watch him tear Hollywood apart during his fifth Golden Globes hosting appearance.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.


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