Much of the rest of the Late Night television squad has struggled with their response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Leave it to Samantha Bee to take on Weinstein and the rest of the “creepy of Hollywood” in the no-nonsense fashion they deserve.
Since Full Frontal With Samantha Bee premiered, in February 2016, Bee has emerged as a necessary voice in a late-night talk-show landscape still dominated by (mostly white) men. From her “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” to just about every episode of Full Frontal, Bee’s earned a reputation for voicing opinions that her male counterparts just don’t seem willing or able to attack.
In the October 11 episode of Full Frontal, Bee went straight for the throat when it comes to men who abuse their positions of power, in Hollywood and elsewhere. “In case you didn’t realize, it has been a huge week for women,” she began her monologue sarcastically. “Starting last week, when America encountered this season’s second giant vortex of destructive moisture named Harvey.” Bee went on to tear into Weinstein’s apology statement, calling him “white Cosby,” and issuing a strong warning statement:
“Listen up, creeps of Hollywood. We know who you are. Weinstein isn’t the only cool Democrat lurking in film-festival hotels waiting to play a jolly masturbation prank. Women talk to each other. And we talk to journalists. And we talk to lawyers. It’s 2017, we don’t have to put up with this sht. We are coming for you. Talk to every woman you work with like she has The New York Times on speed dial. Well, I guess it took the Times* a little while to take care of business — Okay, talk to every woman like she has me on speed dial. My show is only once a week. I’ve got some free time.”
Watch the entire masterpiece, below.
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