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Jo Koy Mocks 'Soft' Celebs At Golden Globes After Hosting Backlash

Jo Koy mocks 'soft' celebs at Golden Globes as "marshmallows." The 52-year-old comedian was named the presenter of the awards ceremony mere weeks before its January 8, 2024, televised presentation.

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Jo Koy mocks 'soft' celebs at Golden Globesas "marshmallows." The 52-year-old comedian was named the presenter of the awards ceremony mere weeks before its January 8, 2024, televised presentation.
His first significant hosting engagement, on the other hand, was not well received by A-list celebritiesin attendance or by viewers watching at home. Jo Koy was criticized for his "unfunny" quips, the majority of which failed to resonate with his awestruck audience, who appeared visibly unimpressed.

Jo Koy Mocks 'Soft' Celebs At Golden Globes

Jo Koy wearing a blue polo
Jo Koy wearing a blue polo
Jo Koy demeaned the "soft" celebritieswho were present at the comedian's inaugural stand-up performance since his calamitous tenure as presenter of the award show Golden Globes.
Koy began his performance at the Stifel Theatre in St. Louis on Friday by expressing gratitude to the audience for the standing ovation that greeted him after a difficult week.
Indeed, this enormous embrace you gave me is exactly what I require. God damn whirlwind!- Jo Koy
The comedian then proceeded to discuss the response to his unpopular monologue; however, rather than attributing the failure to the writers once more, he directed his criticism toward the humorless celebrities present at the show. He exclaimed while performing at the Stifel Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri.
Lot a marshmallows, man. They’re delicious, but goddamn, they’re soft.- Jo Koy
I just come from a different time. I see the changes that are happening. I get it, but goddamn, can we fucking laugh at ourselves?- Jo Koy
I got a feeling none of you motherfuckers watched it, and I’m kinda happy. Oh my god. It feels good to live in this country. We get to say what we want to say. Don’t be apologetic about it at all. Be able to…speak your mind.- Jo Koy
A message posted at the theater prior to Koy's performance stated, "No heckling," and anyone caught engaging in heckling was to be removed from the premises, according to Variety. An attentive audience appeared to be unaffected by the performance.
I haven’t laughed in four days. I’m so happy. You guys make me so happy.- Jo Koy
Variety reported that Koy never mentioned the Golden Globes by name but instead addressed other topics throughout his stand-up, including the significance of accepting failure and understanding others.
Koy faced criticism after a number of his quips at last weekend's Golden Globes were uninspiring. A joke concerning the NFL's preoccupation with Taylor Swift courting Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce was among those that failed to resonate with the audience. At one point during the ceremony, Koy stated:
The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL, on the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.- Jo Koy
Swift was documented on camera regarding Koy's joke with disdain. The comedian acknowledged in an interview with "GMA3" the following morning that his Swift quip was "a little flat."
Additionally, numerous viewers called Koy's remark concerning the "Barbie" film misogynistic. The summer sensation was a film about "a plastic doll with large breasts," according to his description.
However, it seemed as though director Greta Gerwig handled the jest without remark.
Well, he’s not wrong. She’s the first doll that was mass-produced with breasts, so he was right on. And you know, I think that so much of the project of the movie was unlikely because it is about a plastic doll. Barbie by her very construction has no character, no story, she’s there to be projected upon.- Greta Gerwig
Following this, Koy stated to the Los Angeles Timesthat those who leveled sexist accusations against him “understand who I am as a person … Because if you’ve ever seen me, you’ll see just how much I praise and shine light on women, from my ex-wife to my mom.”

Final Words

Jo Koy appears to hold the opinion that celebrities should be more resilient. On Friday night, during his first stand-up performance since his failure at the Golden Globes, the comedian made a reference to his recent Golden Globes hosting controversy by labeling celebrities "soft" and "marshmallows."
Variety reported that Koy never mentioned the Golden Globes by name, but instead addressed other topics throughout his stand-up, including the significance of accepting failure and understanding others.
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