Seth Meyers Delivers Impassioned Rebuttal of ‘Hollywood Elite’ Putdowns


Seth Meyers, host of this year’s Golden Globes, ended his opening monologue rejecting perceptions of Hollywood as an industry of elites.

After doing a bit with Amy Poehler, Meyers pointed out that the former Parks and Recreation star brought with her activist Saru Jayaraman to the Globes, as part of the “Times Up” campaign for gender and racial justice.

“I know if you’re watching at home, and you see everyone in their tuxedos and gowns, this looks like a room of privileged Hollywood elite,” Meyers said. “And that’s fair. But everyone in this room knows that Hollywood is so much more than that. When you’re on a film set you meet hairdressers, and camera people, and script supervisors.”

“Most of the jobs on film sets are jobs for people who work long, hard hours. They are American dream jobs. Those people aren’t there thanks to their rich dad — except for that one P.A.,” Meyers quipped. “Every film set has at least one super connected P.A. who is always late, and you ask what the hell his deal is, someone’s like, ‘oh, that’s Jeremy Paramount.'”

“People in this room worked really hard to get here, but it’s clearer  now than ever before that the women had to work harder.”

Watch above, via NBC.

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