‘Tonight Show’ Cancels Norm MacDonald Visit Over #MeToo Comments

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in Entertainment News & Politics


Norm MacDonald said he was happy the #MeToo movement had "slowed down" and The Tonight Show cut his appearance. He also voiced support for Roseanne Barr and Chris Hardwick -- that didn't help.

An excerpt from Rolling Stone: The Tonight Show abruptly canceled Norm Macdonald’s appearance Tuesday night following remarks the comedian made regarding the #MeToo movement in an interview.

“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,” NBC said in a statement, Variety reports.

Macdonald
told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview that published early Tuesday that he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a bit”; Macdonald is “very good friends” with Louis C.K., who Macdonald said lost everything after he was exposed for sexual misconduct. “Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that,” Macdonald said in the interview.

Macdonald added, “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.”
The comedian also defended Roseanne Barr in the interview, and said that Barr was so upset after she was fired from her show that he coordinated a phone call between C.K. and Barr to help ease her.

Following the publication of Hollywood Reporter article, Macdonaldtweetedan this... 


There are 31 comments:
Male 9,342
Can't say I agree with them doing this.  Norm has ALWAYS been edgy.  With that said his opinion is wrong, but that's okay.  He can be wrong and still be on T.V.
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Male 44,403
normalfreak2 His appearance was canceled, so apparently you cannot have that opinion AND be on TV
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Male 8,668
Gerry1of1 A specific show said they didn't want him. That is not being banned from TV. A sense of proportion might help here.
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Male 44,403
LordJim Reviewing my comment you will not find the word "banned" anywhere.
You are reading your own thoughts into it I think.

I said, he had an opinion and now he is not on tv because they don't like his opinion.

Everything beyond that is you.
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Male 8,668
Gerry1of1 Quibbling over a word is beneath you. You emphatically said if held a certain opinion he could not be on TV. One show dropped him, TV is big, I'm sure there are places that will be happy to put him on. If he is commercially viable.
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Male 44,403
LordJim I see your point. You are challenging my comment.  He made a comment.... his television performance has been canceled, hence I said " cannot have that opinion AND be on TV "   Well,,,, he had an opinion and his television appearance was canceled so that seems to bear me out.  No quibbling over words.... just facts. He had an opinion...his tv appearance is canceled.   1+1=2
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Male 8,668
Gerry1of1 I am aware that 1+1=2. I don't know how many ways I can say this; one show dropped him, not TV as a whole. Of course he can have that opinion AND be on TV. Just not that specific show.
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Male 44,403
LordJim   I never intimated that his entire career was forfeit. Just this show. I still think they are being overly sensitive.  No one gives a shit if a man's feelings are hurt, but if a woman gets a broken nail everything comes to a stop. And if you don't agree with her {as in McDonalds comment} all hell breaks loose. 
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Male 8,668
Gerry1of1 End of conversation?
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Male 44,403
LordJim  Point is still made. He said something the libretards don't like so he's not to be seen or heard.  If we were a truly tolerant society {as we pretend to be} we would tolerate his opinion also.
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Male 8,668
Gerry1of1  the libretards 

Not really conducive to an adult conversation, now, is it?

I tolerate a lot of people, but I don't invite them all to dinner. Don't pretend he has been silenced, he's free to say what he wants but one show has said no. Not on this show. We've concluded that you're an asshole. 

Their call. I've never heard of him before now but I assume he has his following. 
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Male 9,342
Gerry1of1 In this specific case ya that's the fact.  
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Male 44,403
normalfreak2   So only opinions you approve of are okay for television?

Will you give us a guide so we know what we should be doing?
Perhaps you'd like to oversee the internet as well. 
Plenty of IABers need editing... you can provide the guidelines.




In case you didn't notice.......................... that's sarcasm
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Male 44,403
Thought police at it again. Can't have a thought the liberals don't like or you're canceled. 
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Male 12,244
Another western media delusion tale
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6,384
Does anyone really care about this crap? The me-too movement is pointless b*******
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Male 8,668
dm2754  b******* 

Why would you do that to a perfectly good word?

And I think we can take your position on this as a given.
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Male 1,786
He's always been kind of fringe. He might be fine.
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Male 8,668
So essentially he is saying that the real victims are the people who did the thing. He thinks he has timed it right for the backlash, got it wrong and very quickly back-pedalled. 
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Male 5,378
I'll agree with him to an extent.  Look what happened to Aziz Ansari, the #MeToo movement destroyed him over a bad date.

Maybe it has slowed down, for good reasons.  The bad guys were called out finally and now we can move on with our lives and be decent people to each other for once.
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Male 6,708
kalron How did he get destroyed exactly?

More like he became the poster boy for not every woman who claims rape is telling the truth.

I think that chick who claimed he raped her did more damage to that movement than anything a man could ever do.
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Male 5,378
daegog He has been in the band-wagon just like Louis CK.  He just preformed for the first time since the accusations this week.  He had a hit series on Netflix that is in limbo now.

Tell me that wasn't a destruction of his career...for a bad date.

And the "chick" never claimed rape, just described a bad date which was blown out of proportions after the movement.
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Male 6,708
kalron Well she said she was debating if it was a bad date or sexual assault, that is how it got blown out of proportion.

I don't know much about his netflix series, but if the dude is selling out arenas even right now, you can't say he was destroyed, that is a bit over the top.
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Male 5,378
daegog Let me refresh your memory:

https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355

Not once does she claim rape.

And he isn't "selling out arenas" right now.  He is doing small clubs in his home town.  The last one lost power and he continued by candlelight just to perform comedy.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/2018/09/04/aziz-ansari-announces-nashville-shows-working-out-new-material-zanies/1195620002/
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Male 6,708
kalron Are we splitting hairs?

Grace says her friends helped her grapple with the aftermath of her night with Ansari. “It took a really long time for me to validate this as sexual assault,” she told us. “I was debating if this was an awkward sexual experience or sexual assault. And that’s why I confronted so many of my friends and listened to what they had to say, because I wanted validation that it was actually bad.”

I don't even know the legal difference between sexual assault and rape, is it penetration?
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Male 44,403
daegog It sounds like the more she talked about it the BIGGER it became. 
No one will exaggerate your problems more than your girlfriends .
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Male 5,378
daegog The article is her side of the story and the website doesn't have the best of reputations when it comes to honesty.

There is no "legal difference" between sexual assault and rape, they are both illegal.

However there is a different between sexual assault and a bad date.  That is when you go to a tabloid website and spill your version of the story vs contacting the police.
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Male 5,378
daegog  Also, notice the terms in the article, the actual quotes from the interviewee.  When she talks about herself she uses the term "vagina".  But when she talks about Aziz she always says "dick".  This is a purposeful use of wording to sway the reader.  Using the technical term "vagina" makes her seem innocent and using the term "dick" makes him seem vulgar.  Exploit journalism at it's finest. 
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Male 6,708
Norm is too old to say stupid shit like that to a reporter, he should know better.
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Male 44,403
People are so freaking sensitive now. 
Especially the pound me too people.
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Male 676
Gerry1of1 teeheehee  pound me. Still love it!
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