Seth Meyers Hits Harvey Weinstein: ‘Dinosaurs Don’t Learn New Ways, They Go Extinct’
On Thursday night, Seth Meyers addressed systemic sexism in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Meyers mocked Weinstein for already planning his “comeback” and his assumption that he’ll be back to work “next year.”
“Next year?!? You think you can come back in a year?” Meyers asked. “If Weinstein had himself cryogenically frozen and woke up a thousand years later, the headline would still be ‘Too Soon, Creep!'”
The Late Night host then ridiculed his apology and Lisa Bloom‘s remarks calling him an “old dinosaur learning new ways.”
“Dinosaurs don’t learn new ways! They go extinct!” Meyers exclaimed. “They didn’t survive because they didn’t learn how to type! If you’re a dinosaur, then this is your ice age, buddy! And unlike dinosaurs, no one is going to try and bring back Harvey Weinstein.”
Meyers went on to say that this scandal offered “another window” into the “entitled minds of powerful predatory men” who are used to operating “without facing the consequences.”
“In the last year-and-a-half, the most powerful man in news (Roger Ailes), the most powerful man in politics (Donald Trump), and the most powerful man in Hollywood were accused of serial sexual predation,” Meyers continued. “This should not be a partisan issue. It requires all of us to speak out and ask ourselves what we can do to address it.”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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