Censoring each other, now: ‘Tonight Show’ scolds, cancels Norm Macdonald because he offended libs

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Norm Macdonald’s apology for comments he made about the #MeToo movement was not enough to keep “The Tonight Show” from cancelling his scheduled appearance.

The late night show starring Jimmy Fallon swiftly cancelled the comedian’s appearance after backlash erupted over his defense of Louis C.K., Chris Hardwick and Roseanne Barr during an interview with Hollywood Reporter, according to Variety.

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“Out of sensitivity to our audience and in light of Norm Macdonald’s comments in the press today, ‘The Tonight Show’ has decided to cancel his appearance on Tuesday’s telecast,” NBC said in a statement.

The writer and actor was scheduled to promote his new Netflix interview series, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” but NBC made its decision after controversy over his comments telling Hollywood Reporter he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit.”

“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,” Macdonald said.

He discussed the struggle for Louis C.K. who lost projects and deals after revelations of alleged sexual misconduct. Macdonald also spoke about Barr, whose ill-fated tweet about a former Obama advisor lead to her being fired by ABC and having her sitcom revival, “Roseanne,” cancelled by the network – only to be brought back without Barr. Macdonald was a writer on Barr’s original ABC series.

“I feel bad that Roseanne got fired. I think that we have to be more forgiving of people,” he said. “I’ve spoken to Roseanne many times, and she’s always been in tears. She’s paying a mighty penance for whatever transgression you might think she did.”

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

He later apologized for “minimizing the pain” of victims in his remarks.

There were plenty of liberals applauding the call by “The Tonight Show” to cancel Macdonald’s appearance, but many others called out the left’s hypocrisy and stood by the comedian.

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