The late night host tackled the Hollywood sex abuse scandal head-on in the very first line of his opening monologue.
Addressing the audience in Beverly Hills said: “Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen.”
He added: “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed in California and sexual harassment finally isn’t, it’s going to be a good year.”
“There is a new era underway,” he went on. “It’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood.”
He continued: “Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight because I’ve heard rumours he’s crazy and difficult to work with, but don’t worry, he will be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person booed during the In Memoriam.”
Multiple allegations against actors, filmmakers and Hollywood agents since October 2017 have led to many of the accused being fired, forced to step down, or dropped from creative projects.
Some of the A-list stars attending the Globes ceremony have given their own harrowing accounts.
Referring to the male nominees gathered for the top television and movie awards, Meyers said, “This is the first time in 3 months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.”
The evening began with the normally colorful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns worn by celebrities to show solidarity with victims of sexual harassment inside and outside the entertainment industry.
Meyers also called out Donald Trump, pointing to Seth Rogen, who once upset North Korea with film The Interview.
“Remember when he was the guy making trouble with North Korea. Remember that, simpler times,” he said.
Source: Google Alerts
more recommended stories
Father of South African jazz Hugh Masekela dies aged 78
South African trumpeter and musician Hugh.
Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96
© Getty Images A 1942 photograph of.
Tom Petty Died Of Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner And Family Say
by DANIEL ARKIN and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN Rock superstar.
Racist Meghan Markle Texts Lead Brit Pol To Dump Girlfriend
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.3757551.1516017444!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_485/20180105-zaa-ap2-008-jpg.jpgThe married leader of Britain’s right-wing.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Test Their Knowledge Against Whiz Kid On Ellen DeGeneres
After a long summer without her,.
Hollywood’s Hypocrisy on Harassment Summed Up With a Single Tweet
Richard Dreyfuss Has an INSANE.