3) Harvey Weinstein in 2013
After introducing the nominees for the best-supporting-actress award as host of the 2013 Oscars, Seth MacFarlane said: “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” The joke drew laughter from the audience.
Four years later, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment. When the Weinstein scandal first began to dominate the news cycle last month, MacFarlane took to Twitter to confirm that his joke “came from a place of loathing and anger” over an assault on his friend, Jessica Barth.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 11, 2017
It almost seems as though the moment a Hollywood figure is accused of sexual misconduct, someone on the internet discovers a Seth MacFarlane reference from the past.
Perhaps a special prosecutor should be assigned to watch all of the old Family Guy episodes.