Show host Ricky Gervais and his producer wife Jane Fallon arrive at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

British Comedian Ricky Gervais, 54, caused quite a stir, as he always does, at the 73rd Golden Globes, when he made fun of Caitlyn Jenner’s driving skills. Gervais, however, is not sorry about what he said.

During his opening monologue at the awards ceremony, Gervais said: “I’m going to be nice tonight. I’ve changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously … now Caitlyn Jenner."

"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, can you?”

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star, who was known as Bruce Jenner before her sex change, was involved in a car crash in February last year at the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, that left a 69-year-old widow dead.

Critics immediately slammed Gervais for his comments, labelling him transphobic, but he hit back via his Twitter account: “Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist.”

Gervais made his stand clear on others making an issue out of his jokes: “You have every right to be offended. Just don't cry when no one cares.”

Eventually, another Twitter user, Rachel McGrath tweeted: “Re: Ricky Gervais's defence of his Caitlyn Jenner joke. If your joke is about a person's transition, it's probably transphobic.” Gervais hit back at her: “What if it was about her killing someone with her car? Would that be ok?”

“I made a joke about Caitlyn Jenner killing someone in her car. I'm #TransportPhobic,” he tweeted with his trademark sarcasm.

He then wrote an even funnier version of his Golden Globe monologue, with reference to the Marvel comics character, The Hulk: “I've changed. Not as much as Bruce Banner. #GammaPhobic.”

Gervais reminded others that those who are easily offended by his jokes are the ones making him popular: “Don't offended people realise they are doing my marketing for me.”

Gervais also warned others of what’s to come: “Hosting The Globes has made me want to do a new stand up show next year. Now THAT'S when you're allowed to be offended. You whiney ....”

Jenner, who recently settled one of many lawsuits following the crash, has not made any comment on the jokes yet.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney (D.A.) had decided not to charge the 65-year-old reality TV star with vehicular manslaughter and officially rejected the case, because she wasn't speeding and her conduct was not 'unreasonable' when she 'set off a chain of events' that resulted in the death of a female driver, Kim Howe, in the multi-car pile initiated by Jenner.