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John Oliver rips apart Harvey Weinstein’s ridiculous non-apology line-by-line
Right at the one-year anniversary of the president’s Access Hollywood tape—where he bragged about groping women at work—another high-profile sexual harassment scandal broke. Film executive Harvey Weinstein was fired this weekend amid numerous claims that he has been sexually inappropriate with women in the workplace for decades. The decision came just days after an exposé ran in the New York Times, which quoted several women Weinstein had encountered over the course of his career.
John Oliver admitted he finds the whole thing “infuriating” Sunday on Last Week Tonight. Before launching into his main segment about the Confederacy, Oliver took a second to point out the absurdity of Weinstein’s official statement to the media.
“He and his attorneys admitted he needs help, while also denying the charges and threatening to sue the Times,” Oliver explained.
Oliver took particular issue with Weinstein’s claim that he “came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different.”
“Yeah, you’re right, your excuse isn’t an excuse,” Oliver said. “In fact, it isn’t even an excuse for that behavior in the ’60s. ‘Well back then we had no idea that women didn’t want to be forced to look at dicks. That wasn’t discovered by scientists until 1998!'”
Weinstein was fired Sunday.
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.