The rumours about his ban started making rounds in the air immediately after Gervais disappeared for an hour at the second half of the Golden Globe Awards event. Many speculated that HFPA would chastised him for insulting many A-listers in the audience. It would ban him hosting the show in the future.
But the HFPA official statement made it clear that the Golden Globes organisers 'loved' Ricky Gervais' controversial jokes on the show, The statement reads, "We loved the show. It was a lot of fun and obviously has a lot of people talking."
Talking about his jokes, it states, "When you hire a comedian like Ricky Gervais, one expects in your face, sometimes outrageous material. Certainly, in this case, he pushed the envelope and occasionally went too far. The HFPA would never condone some of his personal remarks. Overall, however, the show was among the best we've ever had and we were pleased."
Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais has also defended his jokes on the stage by telling, "I did every single introduction I was meant to. There just happened to be a long gap. This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humor).
Comedian Ricky Gervais, who made a big news by insulting many A-lister at Golden Globe Awards 2011, has reportedly not been banned from hosting award shows in the future. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) statement has put an end to the speculations about his ban on the next year show.