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James Corden Apologizes for Making Harvey Weinstein Jokes Following a Backlash

Monday - 16/10/2017 20:31
Weinstein denies all allegations of rape and sexual assault.
James Corden speaks onstage at amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Tachman/amfAR2017—Getty
James Corden speaks onstage at amfAR Los Angeles 2017 at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Tachman/amfAR2017—Getty

James Corden apologized on Sunday following backlash against the poorly received jokes he made while emceeing the annual amFAR gala in Beverly Hills.

“To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter,” the British comedian wrote in a sequence of tweets. “I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention.”


While hosting the AIDS fundraiser, Corden joked, “This is a beautiful room, this is a beautiful night here in L.A. It is so beautiful that Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel room to give him a massage,” Peoplereports, referring to several allegations against the disgraced movie producer.

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