When Russell Brand made jokes at the expense of the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings in 2008 at the MTV Video Music Awards, the comedian had to contend with many, angry young fans, and now, fellow Brit Ricky Gervais is in similar hot water.
After making a joke about Justin Bieber at Sunday night’s Golden Globes related to a paternity claim scandal from late last year---"the only way he could impregnate a girl is if he borrowed one of Martha Stewart's turkey basters"---.Ricky was hit with a slew of angry messages from Bieberites online.
“Getting out of town now. Bieber fans aren’t happy with me," he tweeted. “That’s some scary shit. Ha ha. Bye LA. hello NY!”
Ricky also found himself a dog for a little (literally) protection.
“OK. I’ve got enough protection against Bieber fans now,” he wrote, posting a photo of himself with the tiny hound.