Golden Globes viewers 'switch off' over 'woke overload' ceremony and 'unfunny' host: 'Woke culture destroyed humour!'

Golden Globes viewers 'switch off' over 'woke overload' ceremony and 'unfunny' host: 'Woke culture destroyed humour!'

WATCH NOW: Jo Koy blames writers during Golden Globes monologue

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 08/01/2024

- 09:55

The annual Hollywood awards took place on Sunday night

Social media has been flooded with disgruntled users who tuned into Sunday evening's lavish Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles.

This year's ceremony was hosted by comedian Jo Koy and saw a number of big names bag gongs for their achievements in film and television over the past 12 months.

Among the long list of winners were Oppenheimer's Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr as well as director Christopher Nolan while TV series Succession also won big.

There were also awards for Greta Gerwig's Barbie while comedian Ricky Gervais managed to defy woke warriors who've been calling for his head with an award win for his controversial special Armageddon.

As usual, the ceremony spanned around three hours as Hollywood's A-listers gathered to applaud and listen to speech after speech from award winners.

However, while those in the audience grinned and bared the ceremony, fans at home weren't as understanding.

Jo Koy

Jo Koy hosted this year's Golden Globes ceremony


Host Koy came under fire for his opening monologue after he bagged the gig a matter of days ago - something he referenced in his speech.

The comedian was even booed when he said Barbie was merely a film about a "plastic doll with big boobies".

After noticing his monologue was falling flat, Koy blamed his writers and went off-script as he fumed: "Some I wrote, some other people wrote. Yo, I got the gig 10 days ago. You want a perfect monologue? Shut up!

"You’re kidding me, right? I wrote some of these, and they’re the ones you’re laughing at."

The backlash to Koy was just one of several instances in which viewers grew tired of the humour on display at the ceremony.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, to slam the ceremony for its "unfunny" and "unbearably woke" content, viewers let loose.

One viewer hit out: "#GoldenGlobes what a waste of 3 hrs. Horrible dialog. Unfunny attempts at humor. Wow."

A second echoed: "#GoldenGlobes and here’s how woke culture destroyed the humor - Was this supposed to be funny?"

Jo Koy

Jo Koy's Golden Globes monologue came under fire


Elsewhere, a third blasted: "Just turned off the 'let’s make fun of white people #GoldenGlobes2024'. I guess 2024 is another year of cinema losing hundreds of millions of dollars again for being woke lol."

Another slammed: "How unbearably #woke those #GoldenGlobes are. It's a competition to see who makes the most politically correct comment within the most necessarily plural cast."

"Woke overload #GoldenGlobes," a fifth simply weighed in before a sixth fumed at host Koy specifically: "This is rancid, unfunny misogyny coming from the #GoldenGlobes host (who even is this man?) I don’t think Barbie was some feminist masterpiece but to reduce it to being about a plastic doll with 'big boobies' is gross."

However, amid the furore were still some who threw their support behind Koy and the awards do as a whole.

Defending the host, one fan argued: "Always loved @Jokoy and I still do. I don't care if he 'bombed'... Tysm Jo for sticking up for us as well! #GoldenGlobes."

And a second simply said of the ceremony: "Loved it, to the creatives..cheers #GoldenGlobes." (sic)

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