Ricky Gervais on Golden Globes: 'If They Didn't Want Me, They Shouldn't Have Hired Me'
He tells Piers Morgan: "It's not my job to worry about what people think of me."
Ricky Gervais just can't stop talking about the Golden Globes.
On CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight Thursday, he makes no apologies for his mean-spirited jokes on Sunday's awards show.
"It's not my job to worry about what people think of me, that's the job of a politician," he says. "I don't care what people think of me."
Echoing previous remarks, he denies any negative reaction backstage or that he was told to tone down his wisecracks. He also says that he was never removed from the show.
HFPA President Phillip Berk's exclusively told THR that Gervais "crossed the line," but the comic tells Morgan: "They hired me for a job, and if they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me."