James Corden goes in on Harvey Weinstein while hosting AIDS benefit

15 October, 2017, 22:35 | Author: Benny Bass
  • James Corden slammed for inappropriate Harvey Weinstein jokes at Hollywood gala

In the wake of the sexual harassment and assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, a lot of Hollywood (and the rest of the world) have been reacting by sharing their own stories of harassment, or by offering solidarity and support of Weinstein's accusers.

Amid groans from the crowd, Corden continued: "I don't know whether that groan was that you like that joke or you don't like that joke. If you don't like that joke, you should probably leave now".

Straight out gate, host @JKCorden with Harvey Weinstein jokes.

McGowan tweeted a clip of Corden's speech and wrote: "YOU MOTHERFUCKING PIGLET". "Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath, it's weird".

The British comedian and actor started the series of jokes by suggestion Harvey Weinstein had asked for a massage from several "beautiful" people in Los Angeles for the event.

James Corden's Harvey Weinstein jokes are not to everyone's tastes.

Outraged fans took to Twitter to express their disgust at Corden's ill-timed and insensitive jokes.

Corden, like so many actors, has an association with the disgraced producer in that Weinstein was executive producer on the 2013 film One Chance, a biopic about Britain's Got Talent victor Paul Potts.

The internet was less forgiving.

Rose McGowan, who alleged on Twitter that Weinstein had raped her, was even harsher. Corden joked while hosting the annual amfAR charity gala Saturday night, drawing a mix of laughter and groans from the audience.

Weinstein was sacked from his own company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week after numerous women in Hollywood stepped forward and accused him of various degrees of sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault. "Now I don't like him because he's a smug, entitled misogynist", another wrote. Many noted Corden and Weinstein's previous relationship while others highlighted the damaging nature of how joking about sexual harassment claims "perpetuate widespread denial of what happened".

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