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Twitter Highlights: The Golden Globes

When it comes to Twitter the Golden Globes didn't go down too well. It seemed that the highlight of the annual televised event was what was going on our computer screens, not the awards themselves.  It was a turbulent night spent watching Twitter feeds as angry complaints rolled in 140 characters at a time.

So, let’s start with the man of the night, Ricky Gervais.


Maybe Gervais was having a bad day, but he seemed to be feeling extra sassy on Sunday night. The whole introduction did not go down well on Twitter. I think it was a perfect storm of equal pay jokes and Caitlyn Jenner gags that really made his monologue flop.

Next up, America Ferrera and Eva Longoria. Now, let's just take a moment to remind ourselves about what happened with Ferrera in December at the Golden Globes nomination announcements.

Just in case anyone has forgotten: the official Twitter account for the Golden Globes got confused between America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez. It released a tweet that has since been removed reading, “.@HereisGina is kicking off the @goldenglobes nomination announcements #GoldenGlobes.”   

Ferrera had ammunition and she was ready to go, particularly with Latina Queen, Eva Longoria by her side. 

“I'm Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” Longoria starts and “I'm America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” Ferrera continues, "And neither of us are Rosario Dawson," Longoria goes on.

Now, this was all going down fine, until MTV Australia got involved.

It seems like they just though they could join in on the joking and poke some more fun at Latinas in Hollywood, but it was just wrong. So wrong.

MTV piped up with a whopper of a comment, requesting English subtitles on Longoria and Ferrera's speech. Twitter users were just recovering from Gervais's "humour" and now this? 

The post was, of course, deleted quicker than you can say "inappropriate" but it was too late for MTV Australia, who had already been branded as "truly disgusting" and "racist." 


Despite all the controversy and ill advised tweets of the night, there was one post which made the Golden Globes all worth while...

Megan Herdson

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Twitter Highlights: The Golden Globes Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Rating: 5

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