Some people are probably going to be offended by Ricky Gervais’ jokes at the Golden Globes this Sunday, and the comedian would like to apologize in advance.
On his Twitter account, Gervais joked that because he can see the future, he’d like to say he’s sorry for the comments he made while drunk at the upcoming awards show.
Because I can see the future, I'd like to apologise now for the things I said at next week's Golden Globes. I was drunk & didn't give a fuck
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 1, 2016
This will be Gervais’ fourth time hosting the Golden Globe Awards, and his first time since 2011. For the past three years, the ceremony has been hosted by Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler.
Gervais made headlines from 2009 to 2011 for his jokes skewering celebrities in attendance, such as when he repeatedly mocked Johnny Depp for his film The Tourist. Gervais recently revealed that he doesn’t plan to tone it down this year and that his whole goal is just to make the event entertaining not for those in the room, but for those watching at home.
“There’s nothing in it for them, they’re not winning awards,” Gervais said. “So I think that I’ve got to try to make it more of a spectator sport. But I’m not going to try to undermine the moral fabric of America!”
The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards air on Jan. 10, 2016.