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James Corden's 'jokes' about Harry Weinstein...

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ordinarywalls Sun 15-Oct-17 20:43:30

I'm horrified. Anyone else seen the footage? I genuinely like James Corden, or at least I did when he did Gavin and Stacey. What on earth was he thinking?!

schoolgaterebel Sun 15-Oct-17 20:45:01

He got that so wrong 😬

StrawberryMummy90 Sun 15-Oct-17 20:46:10

America has been very fond of him and he's gone and fucked it all up. What an idiot.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 15-Oct-17 20:48:09

Not funny, though he was never funny anyway.

washingmachinefastwash Sun 15-Oct-17 20:54:46

Do you have a link? I’ve not seen/heard this.

SteampunkPrincess Sun 15-Oct-17 20:57:15

twitter.com/i/moments/919548762804154370

Over a decade before Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations came to light, Courtney Love was warning women about him. In footage from the red carpet of Comedy Central’s roast of Pamela Anderson in 2005, comedian Natasha Leggero can be seen asking Courtney Love: “Do you have any advice for a young girl moving to Hollywood?”.

“If Harvey Weinstein invites u to a private party at the Four Seasons, DON’T GO”

SteampunkPrincess Sun 15-Oct-17 20:58:14

www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/oct/15/james-corden-faces-backlash-for-harvey-weinstein-jokes

www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/41629424/james-corden-criticised-for-harvey-weinstein-joke-at-charity-fundraiser

just a couple of links

WhooooAmI24601 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:01:05

To have a mainstream comedian joke about this just shows how normalised that culture actually is. That a grown man with a wife and - I think - daughter can hear about this and think "I know, I'll tell a joke about sexual assaults on women, that'll bring the house down" is fucking nuts. He's clearly either a massive misogynist twat or he was drunk. And either way, he needs to apologise and give himself a fucking good talking-to.

WallyWantsWine Sun 15-Oct-17 21:02:25

He's always been a cunt

CowPatRoberts Sun 15-Oct-17 21:02:50

I see Americans are finally realising he's a bellend

ethelfleda Sun 15-Oct-17 21:04:23

I'm not usually easily offended at all but this is just appalling!

Redcrayons Sun 15-Oct-17 21:04:44

He has apologised now.
He's always been a massive twat.

RangeTesKopeks Sun 15-Oct-17 21:05:54

I can't believe he joked about it. I liked him when he was starting out in Gavin and Stacey and the History Boys, and thought he was quite funny then, but what he did tonight was awful and so badly judged.

(As a total aside, can anyone explain the Harvey Weinstein pot plant joke please? Why would he need to do it in a pot plant?!)

SootSprite Sun 15-Oct-17 21:06:09

Yeah, he’s gone on twitter saying he meant no offence blah blah blah

Total twat, yeah, let’s make jokes about young women being forced into sexual ‘favours’....really fucking funny...cunt

PrincessoftheSea Sun 15-Oct-17 21:08:04

He has never been funny

WeAllHaveWings Sun 15-Oct-17 21:08:09

Range , you are not alone I don’t get the potted plant reference either

Pawpainting Sun 15-Oct-17 21:11:12

One of the women said that he blocked her in a hallway, masturbated in front of her and ejaculated into a potted plant that was there

WeAllHaveWings Sun 15-Oct-17 21:11:21

"A local reporter in New York said Weinstein forced her to watch him masturbate into a potted plant.

Vile

Redcrayons Sun 15-Oct-17 21:11:36

plant pot reference

I'm sure we can all agree how hilarious that would have been.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 15-Oct-17 21:11:37

Xpost

brasty Sun 15-Oct-17 21:13:46

I think you could always see that he was a misogynist. Not at all surprised

Longdistance Sun 15-Oct-17 21:14:28

I think it's called career suicide? Meh, don't like him much anyway, rather overrated 🤷🏼‍♀️

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 15-Oct-17 21:15:58

That rape and sexual assault get so quickly reduced to a 'laugh' is disgusting.

My DH's friend stayed over last night and made a 'joke' in front of both our DDs that women shouldn't be allowed to drive. I said, "nope". I said, "not even as banter". And DH said, "mate, in light of current events, no, no sexist jokes".

This kind of misogynist 'joking' enables this behaviour to continue. It's funny, not horrifying. It should be horrifying.

DavetheCat2001 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:16:42

I never 'got'James Corden. Always thought he played on the 'I'm chubby and cheerful' thing a bit too much.

Shown himself up to be a bit of a cunt.

Shame.

BattleaxeGalactica Sun 15-Oct-17 21:18:03

Always amazes me how quick slebs are to drop themselves in it. Shows him up for the self-satisfied tool he's been for a long time.

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