What was Jo Koy’s Barbie joke at the Golden Globes and what did he say about Taylor Swift?

Jo Koy’s Barbie joke at the Golden Globes fell flat as the comedian failed to impress viewers with his outdated comedy.

Last night the Golden Globe Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. While fans loved Gillian Anderson’s ‘vulva dress’ and how Emily Blunt channelled Kate Middleton at the 2024 Golden Globes, many were left unimpressed by the slew of outdated jokes made at the expense of women from the show’s host.

Jo Koy, the host of the Golden Globes, failed to impress fans as he made sexist jokes during his opening monologue last night. In his speech, the comedian said, “Oppenheimer is based on a 721-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Manhattan Project. And Barbie is based on a plastic doll with big boobies.” The camera then panned to Greta Gerwig, who directed the Barbie film, whose face fell from excitement to disappointment when she heard this offensive joke.

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Despite not getting many laughs, the comedian continued to make jokes about the Barbie movie. “I don’t want you guys to think that I’m a creep, It was kind of weird being attracted to a plastic doll, just something about your eyes, Ryan…it’s not all about you Margot,” he said. The camera panned to Ryan Gosling the actor who played Ken, who did not laugh at this joke which made homosexuality the punchline.