Caitlyn Jenner Has Responded To Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Jokes In The Classiest Way
When Ricky Gervais took to the stage at the Golden Globes, he set about offending almost every celebrity whose name hit the headlines last year.
No one was safe, not even Glamour's Woman Of The Year 2015, Caitlyn Jenner.
Ricky made a joke about Caitlyn's involvement in a serious car crash which claimed the life of a 69-year-old:
I'm going to be nice tonight. 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. Showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn't do a lot for women drivers. You can't do everything.
And another controversial part of the joke was that Gervais 'deadnamed' Caitlyn by referring to her by her birth name, which she has changed and is no longer legally recognised by. The practice is seen as being dismissive of transgender peoples' chosen gender identity and it was for this reason that Gervais' joke was met by so much ill-feeling.
But the comedian didn't take the criticism lying down, launching a tonne of sassy tweets about the issue:
Ultimately, one could argue that Ricky's comments can be put down to ignorance around the issue of deadnaming - and there's certainly the argument to be made that his jokes have exposed the issue to a wider audience, which can only be a good thing.
Still, that hasn't stopped Caitlyn Jenner firing back with a few sassy comments of her own.
Speaking at the I Am Cait panel of the 2015 Winter TCA event, Caitlyn claimed she has the ideal solution when it comes to criticism of Ricky's Golden Globes performance:
On Ricky, 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!
What do you reckon? Did Ricky go too far, or are people just being melodramatic? And would Caitlyn make a good Golden Globes host herself?