Saturday Night Live’s most recent edition featuring host Gal Gadot managed to cover a host of relevant issues including politics, last Sunday’s tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas and the release of O.J. Simpson, but they somehow suspiciously ignored the massive sexual harassment scandal involving prominent liberal movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
And they aren’t the only ones. According to Daily Mail, “A-list actresses like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow who have used their fame to encourage and support women and who have worked with Weinstein have said nothing. They are not alone in their silence either, as many other women who have sung the praises of Weinstein while speaking out against harassment also went mute as of Friday afternoon, including: Kate Hudson, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Toni Collette, Minnie Driver and Uma Thurman.”
Of course, Occam’s Razor suggests the motive behind the ‘head turning.’ Weinstein is one of their own, a liberal Hollywood type who takes all the right positions on all the right issues. Nevermind that his actual actions belie his lifelong positions.
As to SNL’s reasons, creator Lorne Michaels seemed to admit that his show made a conscious decision not to lampoon Weinstein because, well, “It’s a New York thing.”
Michaels responded to a question about the issue as he was leaving an after-party at 4am Sunday morning, according to Daily Mail.
Apparently, the show tried out a joke about the Hollywood mogul during dress rehearsal, but it never actually aired.
“I remember a joke being made about him during weekend update… I don’t remember the joke, I just remember that it got a big reaction from the audience,” an audience member told Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, another guy who is from New York is the regular butt of every joke imaginable.
So much for that “New York thing.”
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
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) October 8, 2017
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) October 8, 2017
H/T: BizPac Review