‘A stupid guy who thinks he’s funny’ Golden Globes host Jon Koy sparks outrage by mocking the Royal Family

Golden Globes host Jo Koy sparked outrage with a savage barb aimed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during his opening monologue Sunday night in Hollywood.

King Charles was also in the Filipino American’s cross hairs as he referred to the Royal Family as ‘rich, white and dysfunctional’ in a gag comparing HBO’s Succession to Netflix‘s The Crown.

Joking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Jo remarked that the pair are being paid ‘millions for doing absolutely nothing -and that’s just by Netflix’ to huge laughs in the auditorium, including one from Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.

The streaming service reportedly paid £88 million ($100million) for the couple’s 2022 docuseries as part of a multi-year deal with the streaming giant.

Neither Harry or Meghan were in attendance at the show. In December 2022, the couple released a self-titled documentary on Netflix about their decision to step away from Royal duties to largely mixed reviews.

Koy’s joke was seen as a ‘brutal’ dig at the couple following a tumultuous year which also saw their lucrative podcast deal with Spotify scrapped after just one season of the Meghan-hosted Archetypes. Spotify exec and podcast guru Bill Simmons later labeled them as ‘grifters.’

While charitable donations to their Archewell foundation also dropped by around $12 million in 2023.

The 2024 Golden Globes have sparked outrage by taking aim at the Royal Family , with host Jo Koy raising eyebrows with his savage rant in Sunday's ceremony

The 2024 Golden Globes have sparked outrage by taking aim at the Royal Family , with host Jo Koy raising eyebrows with his savage rant in Sunday’s ceremony

The comedian took aim at King Charles in his opening monologue by branding the family 'rich, white and dysfunctional'

The comedian took aim at King Charles in his opening monologue by branding the family ‘rich, white and dysfunctional’

Later  The Crown was also used to mock Harry’s financial situation.

Prince Harry famously told Oprah Winfrey during their 2021 bombshell interview when they stepped down as senior Royals his father ‘literally cut me off financially’.

Koy told the Golden Globes audience last night: ‘How great was Imelda Staunton in The Crown, wasn’t she amazing?

‘Her portrayal of the Queen was so good Prince Harry called her and asked her for money.’

The final season of The Crown has been slammed for the ‘tasteless’ decision to feature Princess Diana’s ghost appearing in front of her ex-husband Prince Charles and the late Queen.

Latter series of the drama have come under fire for historical inaccuracies, leading Netflix to start prefacing the show with a disclaimer saying: ‘Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatization tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.’

Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on the series, which has attracted both commercial success but also criticism for its historical inaccuracies and fictional liberties.

However, royal insiders suggested the latest instalment would likely be considered in poor taste, particularly as ‘deeply painful memories for members of the family are reduced to sensationalism’.

Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series sparked a slew of backlash when it hit Netflix in December 2022, after it unleashed a series of incendiary claims labelling Britain a ‘racist’ country.

In one segment, Harry says the Royal Family has ‘unconscious bias’, and is ‘part of the problem’ when it comes to racism in Britain.

Jo went onto take aim at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and their oft-criticised Netflix docuseries, by quipping they get paid 'millions of pounds for doing absolutely nothing'

Jo went onto take aim at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and their oft-criticised Netflix docuseries, by quipping they get paid ‘millions of pounds for doing absolutely nothing’

Lengthy segments were also given to academics Afua Hirsch and David Olusoga who say British tradition is ‘filled with racist imagery’ while discussing the country’s colonial legacy – and call anti-immigration sentiment in the UK a ‘cipher for race’.

Even the UK’s departure from the EU was dragged into the fray, as Harry says the series is not ‘just about our story’, adding: ‘This has always been much bigger than us’, amid the back drop of a Brexit protest followed by former-PM Boris Johnson vowing to ‘take back control of this country.’

The visuals point to racism being a key factor behind the Brexit vote and suggest the wider political climate was hostile to Meghan becoming a royal.

In the same episode, Meghan told interviewers she felt a shift in treatment after moving to the UK.

‘At that time, I wasn’t thinking about how race played a part in any of this,’ she said. ‘I genuinely didn’t think about it.

‘It’s very different to be a minority but not be treated as a minority right off the bat…I’d say now, people are very aware of my race because they made it such an issue when I went to the UK.

‘But before that, most people didn’t treat me like a ”black woman.” So that talk didn’t happen for me.’

In the third episode, the Sussexes charte their relationship with the media from the announcement of their engagement in 2017 right up until the day before their wedding in May 2018.

It touched on Britain’s ‘racist past’ and various scandals to have hit the firm in recent years – including Princess Michael of Kent’s ‘Blackamoor-style’ brooch and Harry’s Nazi uniform furore.

Emma Stone triumphed as she earned Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Poor Things and also led the film to top honor Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 81st Golden Globes on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Succession nearly swept the board, Oppenheimer also won big, and Barbie beat out Taylor Swift in a new category at the celebrity-filled awards bash.

Stone, 35, first received a standing ovation as she won over Alma Pöysti – Fallen Leaves, Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple (2023), Jennifer Lawrence – No Hard Feelings, Margot Robbie – Barbie, and Natalie Portman – May December.

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