Sexual misconduct takes center stage during Golden Globes opening monologue

Danny Woods
January 11, 2018

Seth Meyers started off the 2018 Golden Globes attacking the sexual predators in Hollywood, starting with disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Late Night repeatedly has demonstrated that there are a whole slew of Jokes Seth Can't Tell.

He said when he heard the premise of the fantasy-drama The Shape of Water, a movie that leads the night with seven Golden Globe nominations, "I have to admit when I first heard about a film when a naive young girl falls in love with a disgusting sea monster I thought, 'Oh man, not another Woody Allen movie'".

But he even called himself out for hosting and put hosts of future shows like the Oscars on notice by comparing himself to the "first dog they shot into outer-space".

Meyers wrapped up his monologue with a thank you to the women in the audience: "I look forward to whatever you'll be leading us into next".

With how much of 2017 was centered on allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault from people in the entertainment industry, there was no doubt that this year's Golden Globes would be addressing those issues.

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Meyers took aim squarely at the culture of sexism and misogyny in Hollywood that allowed abusers like Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and dozens more to continue harassing and yet gain power, often unabatedly, for decades.

"It seems like this moment should be a moment of optimism", Meyers told The New York Times in an interview ahead of the Globes.

'But don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam'.

"Good evening, ladies and remaining gentleman!" "It's been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood", he joked. "Remember when he was the one causing trouble with North Korea?" I was happy to hear they're going to do another season of House Of Cards. "It's a gay coming-of-age film..." to which Eichner said: "Said Kevin Spacey, you lost me at 'of age.'" The joke promoted some grimaces, groans, and a few laughs from the star-studded audience. But during the opening of Sunday's 75th Annual Golden Globes, host Seth Meyers nailed the ones he could. "It'll sound like that", Meyers kidded. "They tried to get a woman to host this show, they really did".

In a post-Harvey Weinstein world, you can't talk about Hollywood without bringing up the rampant disparity between men in powerful positions and the women and men they've abused.

Following these claims and reports, Weinstein was sacked from the company that bears his name, banned from the Producer's Guild of America and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "The only name that would make him angrier would be the 'Hillary Mexico Salad Associated'".

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