Watch Seth Meyers Shred Trump, Weinstein, Spacey in Epic Golden Globes Monologue
NBC Late Night host Seth Meyers kicked off this year’s Golden Globe Awards by immediately facing the elephant in the room — Hollywood’s culture of sexual misconduct.
“Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” said Meyers — getting straight to the underlying theme of the night.
With the film industry attempting to confront the problem by wearing all-black attire and promoting the pro-women #TimesUp initiative, Meyers used his monologue to launch an all-out attack against the industry’s scandal-ridden men, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
In his best burn of the segment, the talk show host nailed the 65-year-old disgraced film mogul Weinstein with a crack about his future death.
“It’s time to address the elephant not-in-the-room: Harvey Weinstein. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he’s the first person to be booed in their memoriam,” said Meyers to a crowd that responded with lots of “oh shit!” expressions.
He later said that this if the first time in months that a Hollywood man won’t be terrified to hear their “name read allowed.”
As for noted enemy of the entertainment industry and president of the United States, Meyers took several hilarious shots at them through the course of his riff. Using actor Seth Rogen to help set up his joke, the host reminded the audience of when the movie The Interview was North Korea’s chief annoyance instead of Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
“Hey remember when [Rogen] was the guy making trouble with North Korea? Remember that? Simpler times,” quipped Meyers.
He went on to joke about Trump’s on-going feud with the media, saying, “A string of three words that could have not been better designed to infuriate our president: Hollywood Foreign Press. The only name that would make him angrier is Hillary Mexican salad association.”
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