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Comedian Norm Macdonald angers liberals with comments about #MeToo and Roseanne

Comedian Norm Macdonald angered many on the left when he criticized the #MeToo movement in a recent interview. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Comedian veteran of "Saturday Night Live" Norm Macdonald has angered a lot of people on the left because of his comments about Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K.

'The victims didn’t have to go through that'

In an interview published Tuesday, Macdonald sympathized with Roseanne Barr, who lost her show over a racist tweet, and Louis C.K., who was excoriated over accusations of sexual harassment.

Macdonald said he had spoken to Barr after her controversy and connected her with Louis to encourage her.

“She was just so broken and crying constantly,” Macdonald said.

“There are very few people that have gone through what they have," he added, "losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.”

'That’s not healthy... that there is no forgiveness'

Macdonald also talked about the #MeToo movement with comments that were not as politically correct as the left is demanding.

“It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there,” he explained.

Hardwick, an entertainer, was accused by an ex-girlfriend of abuse, but he denied the allegations.

“The model used to be admit wrongdoing, show complete contrition, and then we give you a second chance," said Macdonald. "Now it’s admit wrongdoing and you’re finished. And so the only way to survive is to deny, deny, deny.

"That’s not healthy," he concluded, "that there is no forgiveness. I do think that at some point it will end with a completely innocent person of prominence sticking a gun in his head and ending it.”


Macdonald was attacked immediately for not being sufficiently supportive of the left-wing agenda.

"This Norm Macdonald interview is an absolute mess," said New York Times reporter Sopan Deb. "Pretty jaw dropping."

"I've always been a big fan of Norm's comedy, but this is pretty embarrassing. like many of his fellow celebrities, Norm has lost touch with the world but still feels licensed to describe it," responded TV writer Owen Ellickson.

"WHAT THE F***ING F*** ARE YOU F***ING KIDDING ME NORM MACDONALD? I could scream. I'm screaming," responded editor Courtney Enlow. "F*** everything."

"I mean... what the hell, Norm Macdonald. What the hell? Honestly," said transgender military veteran Charlotte Clymer.

Here's a recent interview of Macdonald talking about politics:

Macdonald recently published a book of his memoirs called "Based on a True Story" and fans are eagerly awaiting a Netflix special from the iconic comedian entitled, "Norm Macdonald has a show," on September 14.

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