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Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Seth Macfarlane admits 'loathing' behind Oscars joke about Harvey Weinstein

Seth Macfarlane admits 'loathing' behind Oscars joke about Harvey Weinstein

Seth MacFarlane, best known for creating Family Guy, has revealed the motivations behind a joke made about Harvey Weinstein at the Oscars in 2013.

In the clip, MacFarlane congratulates female Oscar nominees and says they "no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein".

Barth has since spoken out about her uncomfortable encounter with the 65-year-old filmmaker in his hotel room, alleging to The New Yorker on Tuesday, October 10, that her meeting with Weinstein "alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed". In response, Barth came to MacFarlane's defense.

So when Seth Meyers is trending for doing an Eminem imitation, the conservative channel's website jumps on board for the page views. He applauded her for having come forward about the issue and also cleared doubts that the dig was not made out of fun, but "from a place of loathing and anger".

Barth tweeted about MacFarlane's joke, saying "he stood by me and respected my wishes that he not retaliate in any way".

As allegations against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein pile up, more and more celebrities are coming forward to either confirm or deny their own pre-existing knowledge about the situation.

"No", MacFarlane said. "We just figured let's throw everything at the wall and see who gets mad". "This entire ordeal is yet another window in the entitled mind of powerful, predatory men who are used to operating without effect", Seth Meyers said in an impassioned monologue Thursday night, as he drew the line between Weinstein, Roger Ailes, and President Trump to illustrate a "culture of systemic misogyny". McGowan claimed that Affleck knew years ago because she told him about Weinstein and said Affleck told her, "Goddamnit!" Weinstein has since been fired and his wife has left him.

Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne are among those who've shared their encounters with Weinstein. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances". And, only after he discussed this with me did he make a statement.

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