Golden Globe showrunner “Upset” at Jerrod Carmichael’s roast

Golden Globe showrunner Helen Hoehne didn’t enjoy it Jerrod Carmichaelmonologue at the award ceremony.

The comedian, who was assigned to host the event, mercilessly criticized The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization responsible for planning the awards ceremony.

Carmichael dropped Hoehne in his monologue, saying he had refused three requests to meet with him.

After the ceremony, several people called for the return of former presenter Ricky Gervais, while on Twitter they described the event as “unwatchable”. However, some expressed their support for the comedian and mentioned how much they liked his performance.

Read on to learn more.

“The whole thing was so embarrassing”

London, United Kingdom.  Jerrod Carmichael at the Transformers: The Last Knight - Global Premiere in Leicester Square, London on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Based on HuffPost, Carmichael’s roasting of Hoehne, president of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, did not sit well with him.

The comedian who hosted the last edition of the Golden Globes didn’t mince his words as he handled the microphone and took some tough shots at the showrunners. Based on The Hollywood Reporterthis “shocked” and “upset” the organizers.

In part of his monologue, Carmichael claimed he turned down three invitations to meet the female showrunner, referring to it as a “trap.”

Her statement suggests she called the ground rules for the awards ceremony, though neither the comedian nor Hoehne would confirm the nature of the planned meetings.

Sources close to Hoehne claimed the showrunner reacted emotionally to the name-dropping in private. They also claim that friends “comforted” her because she was worried that the mention would put her in the wrong spotlight.

“It was all so awkward and uncomfortable,” a source told the publication.

Jerrod Carmichael said he got the hosting job because he was black

Jerrod Carmichael attends Entertainment Weekly & PEOPLE Magazine's New York Upfronts on May 16, 2016 in Cedar Lake, New York.

On a larger scale, Carmichael ripped the controversy-plagued organization anew in a monologue about previous claims that the organization has lacked diversity for years.

“I’ll tell you why I’m here: I’m here because I’m black,” Carmichael joked during the show. He later dismissed the organization for allegedly not having a single black member until the death of George Floyd in 2020.

The comedian also pointed out a curious fact that the Golden Globes host the Beverly Hilton, the same hotel where the late veteran singer Whitney Houston was found dead in her room in 2012.

Following the show, Houston’s estate shared a statement via: TMZ Carmichael’s comments hurt the family the wrong way.

“The Whitney Houston Estate was disappointed with the joke and felt it was in poor taste,” a representative told the publication..

Mixed reactions to Jerrod Carmichael’s reception

Celebrities attend the global premiere of 'Transformers: The Last Knight' in London

Although Carmichael was comfortable on stage, some viewers were not impressed with his performance.

Several took to Twitter to describe the show as “unwatchable” while calling for former host Ricky Gervais to return.

“Terrible. Hopefully we can find a funny host next year,” said one Twitter said the user.

“Who is this guy? He’s terrible! He had no command over the stage and the Whitney Houston joke was in bad taste,” said another fan.

On the other hand, some users enjoyed his monologue and sang his praises on the social media platform.

A fan said“I was given life by Jerrod Carmichael, who destroyed the Hollywood foreign press while hosting their show.”

Another wrote: “The opening monologue was exactly what I expected from Jerrod. This must have made (many) people uncomfortable. That was the point. If they (#GoldenGlobes2023) didn’t want it, they shouldn’t have included it. I really liked.”

Who is Jerrod Carmichael?

Love him or hate him, Carmichael has been a big deal among comedy fans, and his recent Golden Globes hosting has certainly pushed him further into the limelight.

He came to the limelight through his eponymous show “The Carmichael Show” which ran for three seasons. He’s received a lot of praise for his stand-up comedy, most recently for his latest HBO special, “Rothaniel.”

In the special released in April, Carmichael came out as gay. He later fell out with his mother and other family members after coming out, which he has since discussed at length in several interviews.

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