During this year's Golden Globes ceremony, host Ricky Gervais made a parting remark to Mel Gibson that was obscured for TV audiences with bleeps. 

The British comedian leaned into the rostrum microphone and asked Gibson: "What the f**k does sugar tits even mean?"

Gervais was referencing offensive comments Gibson reportedly made to a policemwoman who arrested him for drink-driving in 2006.

The Lethal Weapon star had gone on stage to present the trailer of Mad Max, which was nominated for the Best Picture award.

While introducing Mel Gibson, Ricky Gervais referred to previous jokes he made at Gibson's expense in 2010.

"A few years ago on this show, I made a joke about Mel Gibson getting a bit drunk and saying a few unsavoury things," he said.

"We have all done it. I wasn’t judging him.

"But I now find myself in the awkward position of having to introduce him again. Listen, I'm sure it's embarrassing for both of us."

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Mel Gibson introduces the nominated film, “Mad Max: Fury Road" (Picture: AP)

Gervais continued to make jokes about Gibson and anti-Semitic remarks he made during the same 2006 arrest.

He added: "I blame NBC for this terrible situation. Mel blames ... we know who Mel blames.

"I still feel really bad about it, Mel's forgotten all about it apparently. That's what drinking does.

“I want to say something nice about Mel before he comes out so ... I'd rather have a drink with him in his hotel room tonight than with Bill Cosby.”

After leaving the stage, the host quickly returned holding a beer in his hand - to which Gibson remarked: "You don't need to leave your drink here, I'll put you to sleep another way."

It was then Gervais asked for the definitition of "sugar tits".

An apparently disgruntled Gibson replied: "I don't know, you'll have to ask the person who said that."