‘The Tonight Show’ cancels Norm Macdonald’s appearance after controversial #MeToo comments

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“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” pulled the plug on Norm Macdonald’s appearance following the comedian’s controversial remarks on the #MeToo movement.

“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,” a spokesperson said in a statement to USA TODAY.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Tuesday, Macdonald, 58, admitted he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit.”

He continued: “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.”

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Macdonald told THR that derailing the life’s work of a celebrity who admits to any wrongdoing “isn’t healthy,” referring to close friends Louis C.K. (who was accused by five women of sexual misconduct) and Roseanne Barr (whose namesake TV series reboot was abruptly canceled following her racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett).

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