NBC canceled Norm Macdonald’s appearance on "The Tonight Show" after he said victims of misconduct "didn't have to go through" what performers like Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr did https://t.co/W4HRBfI54e— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 12, 2018
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.
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.”
Following the publication of Hollywood Reporter article, Macdonaldtweetedan this...
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.— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 11, 2018