Caitlyn Jenner Responds to Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Joke: I'll 'See if They Need a New Host for Next Year'
Gervais has defended his joke, in which he referenced a deadly car crash Jenner was involved in last year
“I think what I’m gonna do is call the Golden Globes and see if they need a new host for next year, and we’ll solve that problem.” Jenner said Thursday during a TCA panel for her show I Am Cait.
Gervais, 54, came under fire for a joke he made in his opening monologue at Sunday’s Golden Globes.
“I’ve changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously – now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere,” Gervais said, saying Jenner showed “great bravery.”
“She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t have everything,” he added, referencing Jenner’s involvement in a deadly car accident in February 2015.
Gervais took to Twitter to defend the joke, writing Tuesday, “Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist.”
During the TCA panel, Jenner addressed future appearances on Keeping up with the Kardashians, saying she plans to pop up for episodes celebrating her daughter’s birthdays and other milestones.
“One of the reasons I want to be with E!, not only because I loved everybody there and they’re so good to us, but they gave me the opportunity where if I wanted to have Kris Jenner or it’s Kylie Jenner‘s birthday and I wanted to show up. My kids are great and I love them to death and the success of the show is unbelievable.”
E! announced Thursday that I Am Cait will return for its second season March 6 at 9 p.m. ET.