Ricky Gervais Criticized for Trans Jokes at the Golden Globes 2016

The host made multiple controversial jokes about transgender people throughout the night.

Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais made fun of Caitlyn Jenner's car accident in his opening monologue. 

"I'm gonna be nice tonight," said Gervais. "I've changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course."

He continued: "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."

Then came the punchline: "She didn't do a lot for women drivers. But you can't have everything, can you? Not at the same time."

Jenner was involved in a multi-car accident last February, which left a woman dead.

Gervais' jokes about Jenner were met with a mix of gasps and laughs from the audience. On Twitter, people reacted at Gervais using "Bruce" rather than Caitlyn. Twitter users also reacted to Gervais' trans joke about Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a trans woman on Amazon comedy Transparent.

"Every day he has to put on all the women's clothes and the hair and makeup and let people film it," said Gervais. "That takes balls. I don't know how he does it. I really don't. I've seen his balls — they're huge, and long. I don't know if he tucked them in the bra or does that thing where you push them out the back and let them hang out, like a bulldog — no one knows."

At the end of the night, Gervais made another trans joke. He introduced Eddie Redmayne as a British actress taking Hollywood by storm and the star of The Danish Girl before interrupting himself and saying "It's a dude?" Redmayne, who plays trans woman Lili Elbe in the film, walked out and didn't acknowledge Gervais' joke.

Here's a look at how people reacted on social media:

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