Jervis, who has hosted five Golden Globes, said in a recent video chat with fans that Rock is joking about her. Jada Pinkett SmithHis hair was “like the thinnest joke I could ever tell.”
When people asked the Globes frequent host what would have happened to him in the same circumstances, he replied, “Nothing.”
“Nothing would happen to me because I wasn’t going to tell a joke about his wife’s hair. I was going to tell a joke about her boyfriend.” (Pinkett Smith said she was “in an affair” with a younger man when she and Smith were on break in 2020.)
As for Pinkett-Smith’s hair — she suffers from alopecia, which occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles, causing hair to fall out unevenly — and in Rocky’s joke, Jervis said, “Someone said she was joking about her disability.”
The comedian’s response?
“Okay, I’m going to get a little skinny, I’m disabled,” he said, pointing at his hair in the video chat. “I can stand next to Tesco’s now [in disabled parking]. I am fat. This is a disease. I’m fat and bald.”
– Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) 3 April 2022