Saturday Night Live didn’t do any skits about disgraced Democrat fundraiser Harvey Weinstein this weekend. Lorne Michaels, the show’s creator and driving force, gave the lamest excuse on the planet for glossing over the scandal.
SNL Creator Lorne Michaels: We Ignored Harvey Weinstein Scandal Because He’s From New York
NBC’s Saturday Night Live is known for its hard hitting political comedy, in which they take real life controversies and turn them into humorous and revealing bits — and yet, despite typically not shying away from scandal, the show chose to totally ignore Harvey Weinstein’s recently unearthed sexual harassment allegations.
SNL’s justification for this, according to the show’s creator Lorne Michaels, is because Weinstein and the show both originated from New York City, per the Daily Mail. However, when the comedy show did try a comedic bit on Weinstein’s scandal, the Daily Mail reported it received a positive reaction from the in-studio crowd — they just chose not to use the material on air.
That’s strange. President Trump is also from New York but that never stopped SNL from making fun of him.
SNL creator Lorne Michaels says show gave Harvey Weinstein a pass because he is from New York https://t.co/uCvXrnohK2
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 8, 2017
Where is Donald Trump from again? https://t.co/9uTcmCyRD5
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 8, 2017
Trump is also from New York https://t.co/Ts1RMKO8kD
— RepublicanRanger (@RepublicanRange) October 8, 2017