John Oliver Blasts Hollywood’s Complicity For Weinstein’s Behavior: ‘What The F**k?’
On Sunday night, John Oliver had a strong reaction to the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal and more specifically, the people around him who excused him.
He pointed to actress Angie Everhart‘s accusation that over a decade ago, Weinstein broke into her cabin on a yacht at the Venice Film Festival while she was sleeping and blocked the door while he masturbated. After the incident, she told numerous people and they all said ‘Oh that’s just Harvey.”
“What the f**k?!?” Oliver reacted. “So everyone know and they just went with it… He’s like a sex criminal version of the Kool-Aid Man.”
The Last Week Tonight host then called out Weinstein’s defenders like director Oliver Stone, who took heat for saying “It’s not easy what he’s going through,” and fashion designer Donna Karan, a friend of Weinstein’s who said the women “asked for it” because of what they wear.
“Excuse me?” Oliver said. “One, that is absolutely appalling and two, how would Donna Karan know how women are dressing right now? It’s not 1993!”
Oliver applauded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s decision to expel Weinstein. Well, sort of.
“Yes, finally! The group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who has treated women badly and kicked him out,” Oliver said. “So congratulations, Hollywood. We’ll see you at the next Oscars where, and this is true, Casey Affleck will be presenting Best Actress.”
Watch the clip above, via HBO.
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