UPDATE: Ricky took to Twitter on Tuesday, reacting to the backlash to his Jenner jokes.



Ricky Gervais kicked off the Golden Globe Awards with a monologue that skewered NBC, Jennifer Lawrence's campaign for equality between men and women in Hollywood and, yes, Caitlyn Jenner.

It's his joke about the "I Am Cait" star that'll probably get the most press in the coming days, as he joked about one downside to her transition.

"I've changed, [but] not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously." he started out. "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, but you can't do everything."

That, of course, is a reference to the four-car accident Caitlyn was involved in last year that claimed the life of another driver.

Jamie Lee Curtis was seen laughing in the audience, while Cate Blanchett looked shocked.

He also took a jab at Jeffrey Tambor's role as a trans woman in "Transparent," saying it "takes balls" for him to take on a part that requires him to "put on women's clothes and hair." "I don't know how he does it," he continued. "I've seen his balls, they're huge and long!"

He then addressed J-Law's essay about the pay gap in Hollywood.

"Jennifer Lawrence made the news when she demanded equal pay in Hollywood for women. There were marches on the street with nurses and factory workers saying, "How the hell can a 25 year old live on 52 million?!" he joked.

He then added he's getting paid "exactly the same as Tina and Amy did last year" -- adding, "It’s not my fault if they want to share the money, is it? That’s their stupid fault. It’s funny because it’s true!"

He ended his monologue saying he has three Golden Globes at home, and leaves one right next to his bed.

"It’s just the right shape and size .. it’s nothing," he said. "That was a joke about me shoving Golden Globes, which I’ve won, up my ass. They’ve asked me to host four times!"

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