I haven’t found audio, but multiple people at the Golden Globes are reporting that Gervais’s question, which was bleeped out by censors, was: “What the fuck does sugar tits even mean?”
Gervais was referring, of course, to the question Mel Gibson asked a female police officer—“What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?”—on the night he ranted about the “fucking Jews” while being arrested for DUI.
The Gibson-Gervais exchange illustrated the biggest problem with tonight’s Golden Globes. The first is that Ricky Gervais seems to think that people care about—or even remember—all the outrageous things he said the other times that he hosted the Golden Globes. Most of his jokes are looking back at those performances, but no one cares. I had totally forgotten the last Gervais-Gibson exchange until Gervais brought it up—and I could only barely remember it after that. Oh, and also no one is waiting for the redemption of Mel Gibson.