Seth MacFarlane explains Harvey Weinstein gag

Seth MacFarlane explains Harvey Weinstein gag

Seth MacFarlane explains Harvey Weinstein gag

An ever-growing number of victims have spoken out about Weinstein's alleged harassment since last week's New York Times exposé; this number includes Ted star Jessica Barth who told the New Yorker that Weinstein invited her to a business meeting at the Beverly Hills Peninsula hotel and demanded a naked massage. At the 2013 Academy Awards nomination ceremony, MacFarlane cracked what many thought to be a joke about Weinstein but that wouldn't be the case.

After the names of the supporting actress nominees were read, MacFarlane said, "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein".

You can hear a room full of reporters laughing. McGowan claimed that Affleck knew years ago because she told him about Weinstein and said Affleck told her, "Goddamnit!" Or perhaps they're just laughing because they've resigned themselves that creeps are gonna creep with impunity as long as they have the influence and wealth to insulate themselves from consequences.

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"I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction".

"She has since courageously come forward to speak out", MacFarlane posted on Twitter.

In recent days, the joke has been seen to take on new meaning as shocking stories have come to light regarding Weinstein's gross treatment of women. There is nothing more abhorrent and insensible than abuse of power such as this.

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"There were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances", spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister said in a statement to the magazine. "Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance". "And I'm, like, 'That's not going to happen'".

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