Late-night hosts across the board made sure to address the ouster of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in their opening monologues Monday night.
Seth Meyers let the ladies do the talking on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” inviting three of the show’s female writers to comment on the unfolding scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein.
The women expressed shock that everyone else was shocked by the allegations, and extrapolated Weinstein’s abuse to the harassment women suffer from less powerful men every day.
They rejected the mogul’s statement that growing up in the ’60s and ’70s led to his actions: “Did he not notice things have been changing over the past 50 years?” asked one. “Does he lose his s—- every time he sees a microwave?” joked another. The women also characterized Weinstein’s statement that he was going to “give the NRA [his] full attention” as a poor attempt at trying to bond with women over shared politics.
A reel of “Late Night’s” female writers reacting to Weinstein’s statement played, in which one women literally rolled her eyes out of her head, before the women came up with one idea to end sexual harassment: “Men can just stop being such f—– creeps.”
Stephen Colbert briefly tackled the Harvey Weinstein scandal in his monologue on CBS’ “The Late Show.” He described Weinstein as a “human Shrek,” and noted that the Weinstein Co. was exploring a name change for the company in the wake of the outrage spurred by the New York Times report of sexual harassment allegations stretching back decades. Colbert suggested “Asbestos Child Slappers” would sound more “positive.”
Colbert warned his audience that the stories about Weinstein are crude, such as the incident in which he allegedly trapped TV reporter Lauren Sivan in a restaurant kitchen while he masturbated into a potted plant. “If you ever have dinner at Harvey Weinstein’s house, avoid the fresh basil,” he advised.
— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) October 10, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel kicked off Monday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” by recapping a Twitter exchange he became involved in over the weekend with Donald Trump, Jr., referencing the Harvey Weinstein scandal playing out in Hollywood while simultaneously calling out Donald Trump.
Trump, Jr. had challenged Kimmel to include coverage of Weinstein, who was fired from his company after numerous women accused him of sexual harassment in a New York Times exposé, in his monologue. Kimmel obliged.
“What’s the difference between Harvey Weinstein and the Pillsbury Doughboy?” he asked. “When the Pillsbury Doughboy offers you a roll, he doesn’t ask you to watch him take a shower for it.”