Norm Macdonald – Tonight Show interview canceled after Me Too comments
Tonight, The Tonight Show is calling an audible when it comes to their planned interview with Netflix talk-show host Norm Macdonald.
This decision, per Deadline, relates back to an interview that Macdonald did with The Hollywood Reporter, one in which he had the following to say about the Me Too movement:
…I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit. It used to be, “One hundred women can’t be lying.” And then it became, “One woman can’t lie.” And that became, “I believe all women.” And then you’re like, “What?” Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there.
Within the same interview, Macdonald also went on to talk about Roseanne Barr and discuss how she and Louis CK spoke to each other after some of the scandals that they’ve been through over the past several months.
Here’s what a rep for The Tonight Show had to say about the cancellation:
“Out of sensitivity to our audience and in light of Norm Macdonald’s comments in the press today, The Tonight Show has decided to cancel his appearance on Tuesday’s telecast.”
None of this comes as much of a surprise, mostly because when you make comments like the ones Macdonald made in the press, there are going to be reactions to that. He’s absolutely entitled to his opinions, but The Tonight Show is also entitled to do whatever they want with their show. (Apparently, the series will extend their time with Matthew McConaughey to cover with the change in the lineup tonight.)
Macdonald, meanwhile, apologized on Twitter for his remarks with the following, making it clear that he was not intending to defend any of their specific actions:
Roseanne and Louis have both been very good friends of mine for many years. They both made terrible mistakes and I would never defend their actions. If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry.
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