What Made Jerrod Carmichael Hosting The Golden Globes So Different


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Allan Lligui, Staff Writer


Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has come under fire for his decision to host the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. Many have criticized the choice, arguing that Carmichael, who is known for his edgy and sometimes controversial humor, was not a suitable host for the prestigious awards show.


The controversy began when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization that runs the Golden Globe Awards, announced that Carmichael would be the host for the ceremony. Many took to social media to express their disappointment and frustration with the choice, arguing that Carmichael’s brand of humor is often offensive and not appropriate for a mainstream audience.


Carmichael responded to the criticism, stating that he was “honored” to host the ceremony and that he feels he brought a “fresh perspective” to the awards show. He also acknowledged that his humor can be divisive, but insisted that it is important to have “differing viewpoints” represented in the entertainment industry.


Despite Carmichael’s defense, many in the industry have spoken out against the decision to have him host the Golden Globe Awards. Some even called for a boycott of the ceremony, arguing that Carmichael’s presence as host sent a message that the HFPA was not committed to promoting a more inclusive and diverse entertainment industry.


The controversy also reignited the ongoing debate about the lack of diversity and representation in Hollywood. Many have pointed out that Carmichael, who is a black man, was held to a different standard than white comedians who had been given similar opportunities to host major awards shows.


HFPA however has not yet made any statement regarding the controversy.


Regardless of how the controversy unfolded at the ceremony, it is clear that the entertainment industry has a long way to go in terms of fostering a more inclusive and diverse environment for all artists.