Joy Behar and the rest of the View talked about the criticism that SNL got for not mentioning Harvey Weinstein. Behar went on to argue that people shouldn’t be attacking comedians because comedians like her are ‘very important’.
“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention the Weinstein scandal. But you know they were always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. ‘SNL’ took a hit for not saying anything. Now you have ‘SNL’ doing something. You have James Corden doing something, and now it’s, ‘oh, it’s in poor taste, it’s too soon,’” whined Sunny Hostin.
“Why? Rose McGowan particularly singled out Corden. I really don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the right side of things,” responded Behar.
“Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes. We’re important people right now. So, I don’t know why attack comedians. And yet what you just said is interesting. She only went after Corden. Kimmel made a joke. Oliver made a joke, ‘SNL,’ we all do that,” said Behar.
“She used not productive language. She called him a piglet. Like she made fun of his weight. There is a difference … making a joke about the accuser and the person who is the pig in this situation, in this case Harvey Weinstein. You’re making a joke about Harvey,” said Sarah Haines.