This is unreal. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was presenting one of the awards at the Oscars in 2013 and he made a joke that implicitly suggests everyone knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior.
From the New York Times:
His alleged behavior became something of a Hollywood open secret: When the comedian Seth MacFarlane announced Oscar nominees in 2013, he joked, “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” The audience laughed. According to a 2015 memo by a former Weinstein Company executive that The Times previously disclosed, the misconduct continued.
Watch the video:
Big laughs in 2013 when MacFarlane said of Best Supporting Actress nominees: "You no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Weinstein." pic.twitter.com/DaJNnJhfX1
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 10, 2017
Here are some reactions, via Twitchy:
Sexual harassment is comedy gold. @SethMacFarlane
— Christie (@RepRepublic) October 10, 2017
It’s almost like literally everyone in the business knew about this. https://t.co/ph6ggownpt
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) October 10, 2017
Hollywood figures were unaware of Weinstein harassment allegations?! Look at this joke from the Oscar nominations, of all events, in 2013. pic.twitter.com/imsXCOwhYV
— jodikantor (@jodikantor) October 10, 2017
He knew. Everyone knew.
— Metatron Archetype (@Metatronicus) October 10, 2017
They all knew. https://t.co/RAwviyGKf5
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) October 10, 2017
They all fucking knew. https://t.co/p6MQr3p9AX
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 10, 2017
— Brad Eickman (@bradeickman) October 10, 2017