Dear Ricky Gervais,
Instead of turning into a sad little suck up you stayed completely true to your own - sometimes brutally harsh - comedy style. Do NOT listen to the people who couldn't handle it - they'll be fine.
Also, I think this...
... might be about the coolest/funniest/bravest joke you could make to a room full of angry, bitter (and in some cases religulous) American celebrities.
For that, I hereby email you some R*E*S*P*E*C*T.