James Corden apologises after criticism over Weinstein jokes

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Late Late Show host James Corden has been forced to apologise after jokes about Harvey Weinstein made at a gala in LA came under fire

Footage of his jokes at the American Foundation for AIDS Research event showed Corden telling guests, “It’s a beautiful night here in L.A. So beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage.”

“It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath,” he continued. “Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest.”

But actress Rose McGowan, who last week claimed to have been raped by the movie mogul, blasted Corden on social media, describing him as a “motherf****** piglet.”

Corden subsequently responded, attempting to clarify his humour.

Meanwhile Saturday Night Live initially drew some reaction for not opening the show addressing the Weinstein saga, tackled it at their newsdesk, with Colin Jost saying, “He doesn’t need sex rehab. He needs a specialised facility where there are no women, no contact with the outside world, metal bars — and it’s a prison.”

Source: New York Post, Hollywood Reporter

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