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Old 10-08-2017, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Trump hits back at late night shows critical of Republicans

After winning awards for mocking Trump, here’s what SNL said about Weinstein sex scandal – TheBlaze

“Saturday Night Live” was lauded by many on the left, including celebrities, for speaking “truth to power” by mocking President Donald Trump and his administration — but they weren’t as open about Hollywood’s biggest sex scandal.

The second show of the 43rd season was hosted by Gal Gadot, the star of the hit movie “Wonder Woman,” with musical guest Sam Smith. The opening sketch was a tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre, and to singer Tom Petty, who died this week.

But they did not mention the enormous sex scandal rocking the entertainment world and causing many to accuse celebrities and entertainers of rank hypocrisy about sexual harassment and abuse.

Harvey Weinstein is a powerful movie executive with a long list of successes behind his name. Recently it was revealed that eight women have accused him of sexual harassment and abuse in what some say was an “open secret” in Hollywood. The accusations go back for decades.

Weinstein released a bizarre statement about the matter, seemingly affirming some of the accusations, and saying he was going to get help with his problem while focusing on attacking the NRA and Trump. His lawyer later said they would be suing over the matter.

Many on social media excoriated the show and its cast of comedians for what seemed like a cowardly act of silence.

Darrell Scott, a pastor and vehement Trump supporter, tweeted, “Why didn’t big mouth Michael Che’ say anything about Harvey Weinstein on SNL “Weekend Update”?He’s got so much opinion about everything else,” referring to the Weekend Update comedian.
Buster Olney ✔@Buster_ESPN
SNL with nothing on Weinstein?

Ali @ali
SNL is trash. Gives Harvey Weinstein a pass.
We've found our Goliath. Grab your sling.

Inna desilva @InnaDesilva
Even SNL does not mention Harvey Weinstein sex scandal . Hmm.

Jordan @awake283
Not a single mention of Harvey Weinstein on #SNL . Ridiculous. Spineless.

Dr. Schadenfreude @PoliticsOfFear
Tonight’s Weekend Update brought to you by Harvey Weinstein. #SNL

Chet Cannon ✔@Chet_Cannon
Zero mention of Harvey Weinstein on SNL/Weekend Update. ZERO. Cowards

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