No One Knew How To Take Seth Meyers’ Harvey Weinstein Joke
And it was clear that, at times, the crowd didn’t know whether to giggle or pout at the jokes.
In one of his first bits, Meyers said for the actors nominated that night, the awarding announcements constituted “the first time in a three months it won’t be frightening to hear your name read out loud.”
Willem Dafoe, the butt of that particular gag, appeared a bit uneasy with a view to responding :P TAGEND
Later, Meyers confronted “the elephant not in the chamber, ” aka accused sexual predator and former producer Harvey Weinstein.
“Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight because, well, I’ve heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with, ” Meyers said( at the 3:08 celebrate below ). “But don’t worry. He’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the course of its In Memoriam.”
The quip received a confounded smattering of clap, boos and groans. “It’ll sound like that, ” Meyers kidded.
The host was hardly deterred by the mixed reaction. He likewise poked fun at alleged sexual assaulter Kevin Spacey, who was replaced in the film “All The Money in the World” by Christopher Plummer.
While discussing “The Shape of Water, ” Meyers even called out Woody Allen, who were reportedly sexually mistreated his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
“When I first heard about a movie where a naive young lady falls in love with a disgusting ocean ogre, I thought,’ Oh humankind , not another Woody Allen movie, ’” Meyers said.
Meyers likewise had gags that he supposed would be too controversial coming from him, so he passed the baton to other celebs like Jessica Chastain. He set her up with the first line of a joke and let the actress deliver the provoking punchline:
However, joke participant Amy Poehler made it obvious that she didn’t need any help with hers.
Ahead of the nighttime, the “Late Night” host told The Hollywood Reporter that he wouldn’t be mentioning Donald Trump. But that doesn’t mean the president got away entirely unscathed.
Meyers joked about when Seth Rogen, rather than Trump, “was the person constructing trouble with North Korea, ” referring to Rogen’s movie “The Interview.”
“Simpler days, ” Meyers said.
“Give it up for the Hollywood Foreign Press, a string of three terms that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president, ” the host said later on. “The only epithet that would make him angrier “wouldve been” Hillary Mexico Salad Association.”
Meyers likewise reminisced about the time he joked about Trump being unqualified to be president during the course of its 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which some said inspired the current president to running.
Trying to recapture that same sorcery, Meyers decided to point out how “unqualified” Oprah is to be president, too.
Oprah, we’ll see you in 2020.