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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:18 AM

Ricky Gervais blasts Apple's Tim Cook at the Golden Globes:

Ricky Gervais blasts Apple’s Tim Cook at the Golden Globes: ‘You’re not in a position to lecture the public about anything’

Published Mon, Jan 6 20208:44 AM EST
Lauren Feiner
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/06/ricky-gervais-blasts-apple-ceo-tim-cook-at-the-golden-globes.html






Apple came home with no awards and a punch to the gut after Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event, used Apple’s nominations for “The Morning Show” as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings. The series, which premiered last year on the new streaming service Apple TV+ and follows a morning news show that becomes embroiled in workplace scandal, was nominated for best television series drama and received two nominations for best performance by an actress in a television drama series.

“Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said as the camera panned to Apple CEO Tim Cook in the audience. “So, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, unbelievable. Apple, Amazon, Disney. If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”

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“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech,” Gervais said. “You’re not in a position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real-world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f--- off.”

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ‘You’re not in a position to lecture the public about anything’


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Reply Ricky Gervais blasts Apple's Tim Cook at the Golden Globes: (Original post)
marble falls Jan 6 OP
AJT Jan 6 #1
yesphan Jan 6 #2
marble falls Jan 6 #4
NoMoreRepugs Jan 6 #5
HAB911 Jan 6 #3
BSdetect Jan 6 #6
OnlinePoker Jan 6 #7
marble falls Jan 6 #8
OnlinePoker Jan 6 #13
mountain grammy Jan 6 #9
marble falls Jan 6 #10
mountain grammy Jan 6 #12
AwakeAtLast Jan 7 #39
dalton99a Jan 6 #11
BigOleDummy Jan 6 #14
amuse bouche Jan 6 #20
geardaddy Jan 6 #15
amuse bouche Jan 6 #19
geardaddy Jan 6 #37
progressoid Jan 6 #16
marble falls Jan 6 #32
aggiesal Jan 6 #17
unblock Jan 6 #30
aggiesal Jan 6 #38
amuse bouche Jan 6 #18
brooklynite Jan 6 #21
marble falls Jan 6 #25
brooklynite Jan 6 #28
marble falls Jan 6 #33
Mr.Bill Jan 6 #22
marble falls Jan 6 #24
Mr.Bill Jan 6 #26
marble falls Jan 6 #27
Amishman Jan 6 #29
Buckeyeblue Jan 6 #23
marble falls Jan 6 #34
Buckeyeblue Jan 6 #35
MyNameGoesHere Jan 6 #31
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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:20 AM

1. Ouch.....a well deserved ouch.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:24 AM

2. I had the impression

from watching that he was directing his comments to everyone in the room, not just Tim Cook.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:34 AM

4. I think he was but he did point out Tim Cook specifically.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:35 AM

5. I thought so too.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 10:27 AM

3. I love that guy

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:10 AM

6. We all need to be "outspoken" like that.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:18 AM

7. What a rewriting of who the target was.

This was an attack on everybody in Hollywood who are willing to sell their souls to the highest bidder in order to get their next gig. That the camera was on Tim Cook does not mean the Gervais comments were directed at him specifically.

on edit, here's a clip of that part of the monologue: https://streamable.com/zclft

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:23 AM

8. Maybe I should have posted the entire thing ...

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who hosted the event Sunday, used Apple’s nominations for “The Morning Show” as an opportunity to skewer the company over its business dealings. The series, which premiered last year on the new streaming service Apple TV+ and follows a morning news show that becomes embroiled in a workplace scandal, was nominated for best television series drama and received two nominations for best performance by an actress in a television drama series.

“Apple rolled into the TV game with a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,”


Oh, I did post that.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:42 AM

13. I know you did, but CNBC makes it like Cook was the only target

He was the lead in to an attack on the whole Hollywood system.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:29 AM

9. Love Ricky, but I think he sounded a little drunk.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:31 AM

10. He always sounds like he has had a couple. I'm glad he's an entertainer rather than a ...

bus driver!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 11:35 AM

12. True that!

But he’d be a hilarious bus driver.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 7, 2020, 12:23 AM

39. He was drinking in stage!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:01 PM

14. lol,

Man, that speech was freaking awesome! Makes me wished I'd tuned in , at least for that opening monologue (I'm assuming that what it was) and I couldn't agree more.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 01:19 PM

20. I loved every minute of the show

A couple of women gave fantastic speeches too. A big ol Fuck you to traitor rump and his sycophants.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:03 PM

15. I love Ricky.

He was spot on all night. The only joke he said that I thought crossed the line was his joke about not hiring women directors.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 01:16 PM

19. That was pure sarcasm

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:45 PM

37. Yeah, I was hoping so.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:07 PM

16. He really sounded like he didn't have any more fucks to give.

He seemed a lot more acerbic than normal.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:25 PM

32. He said days ago that he was "the wrong person" to be asked to do the gig ...

I don't think he gives a fig, he was being honest.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 12:18 PM

17. Diverting profits to accounts outside the US to save on paying US taxes was enough for me ...

You are headquartered in Silicon Valley but you're an Irish company.
Makes sense to me.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:12 PM

30. 90,000 employees in america can't seem to generate much of a profit

somehow nearly all of the profit is in the form of licensing fees to apple ireland, which now owns most of apple's patents.

6,000 employees there.


apple routinely transfers patents to an irish division, probably for $1, or in any event, clearly massively undervalued. then they pay apple ireland massive licensing fees to use those patents.

to the lay person, this is blatant tax evasion through transfer pricing, but i'm sure apple has an army of lawyers who know what's legal. well, who know what they can get away with....

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Response to unblock (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:51 PM

38. Things that make you go ...

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 01:14 PM

18. Gervais was fearless. I love him

I snorted and guffawed I loved every minute.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 01:20 PM

21. What kind of computer does Gervais use, and where was it built?

 

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:48 PM

25. Curiously, are there any computers being built ethically? Or even domestically?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:02 PM

28. Apple builds their highest end Mac Pro's in Texas.

 

They start at $6,000.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:26 PM

33. A computer for the people!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 01:23 PM

22. On conservative websites

they are hailing Gervais for his "smackdown of liberals".

I guess they think everyone that ever received an award is a liberal.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:46 PM

24. My guess is they don't know much about either Ricky or Tim.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:49 PM

26. Not only that, but they always swear that they

never watch any Hollywood award shows. But it seems lots of them saw this one.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:59 PM

27. They read about it on Breitbarf. Or their wives were watching and they only ...

"accidentally" saw this in between reading the prepper and the gun magazines.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:02 PM

29. Gervais speared just about everyone

We liked his targeting of Cook and the big business side of Hollywood, so we are talking about it

Conservatives liked his targeting of Hollywood activism, so they are talking about that.

In a way it is a testament to the evenhandedness of his cutting humor.

I loved it

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 01:30 PM

23. At the end he was funny...

Go drink your booze and take your drugs and fuck off...

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:27 PM

34. Who are you asking to fuck off???

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Response to marble falls (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:41 PM

35. It's what Rickie Garvis said.

I took it as him telling the entire room to fuck off.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:18 PM

31. Why is he bashing Tim Apples cook?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:42 PM

36. It was a beautiful moment.

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