The two have had a bit of back-and-forth following Gervais's Golden Globes stint
One person ready to endorse Caitlyn Jenner as host of next year’s Golden Globes is Ricky Gervais.
The comic, who was emcee at this year’s ceremony and took a shot at Jenner during the night, wrote on Twitter that he would love to see the former Olympian on the Beverly Hilton Hotel stage.
“Please, please, please let her host The @goldenglobes,” Gervais wrote. “Just don’t let her drive.” The crack about Jenner’s driving is a reference to an accident involving the 66-year-old last year, which left one person dead. It echoes a similar and controversial joke Gervais made during the Globes.
“What a year she’s had,” Gervais said of Jenner, after he deadnamed her earlier. “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 have everything, can you? Not at the same time.”
In response to the remark, which was criticized online, Jenner told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday she would “call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year.” Jenner added that being host would “solve that problem,” a reference to Gervais’ joke.
See Gervais’ return tweets below.