Samantha Bee goes in on ‘White Cosby’ Harvey Weinstein
In the week since The New York Times published its initial investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual assault (yes, it’s only been a week), Samantha Bee was squarely between tapings of Full Frontal on TBS. Her team was watching, tweeting support and posting articles teasing a Bee-brand evisceration of Weinstein on cable.
Bee ran through the Weinstein scandal quickly and succinctly, sparing time for a jab at his “I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s” comment because that’s no excuse.
“It’s serial sexual harassment, not a Monkees tattoo,” she said.
“Predictably, the GOP moved on the Weinstein scandal like a bitch for partisan gain,” Bee said, before sharing conservative responses all but gloating at the fall of Weinstein, an outspoken Democrat. Fox News’ Jason Riley said the past few decades of Weinstein’s career are like years of Trump’s Access Hollywood tape and that supporting him was hypocritical.
“Yes, Weinstein is exactly as bad as Trump,” Bee said. “I demand that we impeach Harvey Weinstein immediately.” (Weinstein was fired over the weekend).
But this is about men, Bee argued, which is why men seem the most shocked by this. No industry or nation is exempt from male misconduct (and Bee even checked Antarctica).
“It’s 2017, we don’t have to put up with this shit,” Bee said. “We’re coming for you.”