He is known for his jokes and they are sometimes out of line but his jokes always gets picked up by social media and blow out of proportion and this is what happens this year too.
Ricky Gervais returned as host for the 2016 ceremony and made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner in his opening monologue, using her former name and employing a sexist stereotype.
“I’m gonna be nice tonight — I’ve changed,” he said early in the monologue. “Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers. But, you can’t have everything; not at the same time.”
The comedian was referring to Jenner’s involvement in a collision that resulted in a woman’s death, while echoing a cliché that women are not good drivers..