"What a year she's had! She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn't do a lot for women drivers, but--" he shrugged. “You can't have everything.”
Not everyone found the joke funny, but Gervais didn't seem bothered. "Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist," he tweeted on Tuesday morning, spelling the I Am Cait star's name wrong. "You have every right to be offended. Just don't cry when no one cares."
Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist.
The comedian's barrage of tweets in regard to his Golden Globe comments seemed to have one underlying message: "Sorry, not sorry."
"In the future, everyone will be offended by me for 15 minutes," he posted. "Hosting The Globes has made me want to do a new stand up show next year. Now THAT'S when you're allowed to be offended. You whiney c**ts."
When ET caught up with Gervais before the Golden Globes, he fully expected to get some flak for his jokes. In fact, he was quick to compare himself to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was re-captured on Friday by Mexican law enforcement. Gervais joked that after he was done hosting the Golden Globes, he'd be more of a target than El Chapo.
"Everyone's going to be after me," he predicted.
Here's more of our interview with the controversial host: