Comedian Norm Macdonald can expect some blowback from an explosive new interview he gave to The Hollywood Reporter as he launches his Netflix chat show, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show.”
The “Saturday Night Live” alum touched on a number of hot-button topics, including taking a less than enthusiastic stance on the #MeToo movement while offering support to fallen comedy comrades including Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr.
“I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” Macdonald told THR. “It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there.”
He added: “The model used to be: admit wrongdoing, show complete contrition and then we give you a second chance. Now it’s admit wrongdoing and you’re finished.”
Macdonald cited the examples of C.K. and Barr. “Well, Louis [C.K.] and Roseanne [Barr] are the two people I know,” he said. “And Roseanne was so broken up [after her show’s reboot was canceled] that I got Louis to call her, even though Roseanne was very hard on Louis before that. But she was just so broken and just crying constantly. There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”
We encourage readers to click on the link above to THR to read the full interview.