Andrew Yang Says Reception Of Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes Monologue Is A ‘Matter Of Taste’

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang speaks during the AARP and The Des Moines Register Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum on July 19, 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has been gaining the support of several comedians, including Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, and Norm Macdonald. During a recent interview with the Boston Herald, Yang addressed comedian Ricky Gervais’ divisive Golden Globes performance, in which he eviscerated the Hollywood elite and made references to Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein.

“I mean, they freaking hired him multiple times,” Yang said of the Golden Globes selecting Gervais to host. “They kind of know what kind of comedian he is and it is comedy so I’d put it up to a matter of taste.”

The 44-year-old serial entrepreneur’s laid-back approach was previously seen after he was targeted by racially-charged comments from comedian Shane Gillis, which ended up getting him fired from Saturday Night Live. In response, Yang watched Gillis’ comedy and concluded that his comments were not motivated by malicious intent, eventually proposing to talk with him.

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