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 jokes about Justin Bieber at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, related to a paternity claim scandal from late last year (something the Biebs has denied), Ricky was hit with a slew of angry messages from Bieberites online.
“Getting out of town now. Bieber fans aren’t happy with me,” Ricky Tweeted on Monday morning. “That’s some scary sh** 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.