Jerrord Carmichael Reportedly Upset The HFPA President With His Golden Globes Monologue

The Emmy winner’s jokes are still causing backlash.

Jerrod Carmichael’s jokes as host of the Golden Globes rubbed some people the wrong way, including Whitney Houston’s estate. Now there are reports that Helen Hoehn, the president of Hollywood Foreign Press Association Press, was also shocked.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Carmichael’s edgy material left Hoehn “shocked and upset,” reportedly due to the jokes about race. During his opening monologue, the comedian said, “I’m here because I’m Black. This show, the Golden Globe Awards, did not air last year because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which I won’t say they were a racist organization — but they didn’t have a single Black member until George Floyd died. So do with that information what you will.”

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He also claimed  he declined to meet with Hoehne  three times and called the meeting offer “a trap.”

Although the joke got laughs from the audience, “multiple sources say Hoehne was seen being consoled by friends in the ballroom bar,”  The Hollywood Reporter wrote. Another source allegedly said, “The whole thing was so awkward and uncomfortable” and “the show needs to be fun, and it didn’t feel fun.” An additional source countered with “What did you expect?”

Jerrod Carmichael has not publicly commented on the latest report.

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