Too soon, man. Just… too soon.
James Corden was hosting the amfAR Los Angeles gala this weekend in El Lay when he opened things up by getting a little too close to the Harvey Weinstein scandal… and now, Corden is walking it back.
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It all started the other night when he got on stage to open the gala and, while making his opening remarks, dropped a couple Weinstein jokes into the mix as you can see (below):
Straight out gate, host @JKCorden with Harvey Weinstein jokes. Too soon? Some laughs, some groans #amfARLosAngeles pic.twitter.com/nx88w5UwUe
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) October 14, 2017
Not great jokes, really — and also maybe not the best time for them, ya think?!?!
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At least one person thought so (below):
3) @CBS DONATE TO @ELAWC OR YOU TOO SUPPORT RAPE CULTURE #fuckjamescorden
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 15, 2017
And now, a couple days after the fact, James Corden has evidently thought better of the whole thing because he’s just released an apology for trying to make those ill-advised jokes.
In a prepared statement issued on Sunday, Corden said (below):
“To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention.”
Probably for the best.
What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Too soon to make Harvey Weinstein jokes like that??
Let us know in the comments (below).
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James Corden Apologizes For ‘Inexcusable’ Harvey Weinstein Jokes At Weekend Gala