He and actress Emma Stone had just introduced the nominees for best-supporting actress when MacFarlane quipped: “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.”
The audience ― traditionally industry insidersincluding media and publicists ― laughed.
After the show, Us Weekly asked MacFarlane if he ran that joke by Weinstein before he made it.
“No,” MacFarlane replied. “We just figuredlet’s throw everything at the walland see who gets mad.”
(H/T Boing Boing)
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