John Oliver slams Academy for keeping Polanski, Cosby, Gibson, while expelling Weinstein

John Oliver was the first late night host to address the Harvey Weinstein report last week, and he wasn’t done with the Hollywood big shot after dozens of women came out with their own stories of assault this week.

“What the f—k?! So everyone knew and they just went with it?” Oliver exclaimed, of even more allegations. “Oh yeah, Harvey’s going to burst into your room and masturbate. That’s just Harvey. He’s like a sex-criminal version of the Kool-Aid Man.”

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver had some harsh words for Weinstein, but he also called out the Academy after it made a big show of expelling the mogul this week.

In their announcement regarding Weinstein’s expulsion, the Academy said, “The era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.”

“Yes, finally!” Oliver reacted, sarcastically. “The group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out.”

“So congratulations, Hollywood! See you at the next Oscars where—and this is true—Casey Affleck will be presenting Best Actress.”

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