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Seth Meyers didn't hold back on Kevin Spacey in Golden Globes speech

Seth Meyers recruited comedian Billy Eichner to help take aim at Kevin Spacey in his monologue

Seth Meyers didn't hold back on Kevin Spacey in Golden Globes speech
Seth Meyers took aim at Kevin Spacey in his opening speech as host of the Golden Globes. | Photo: NBC

First-time Golden Globes host Seth Meyershas pulled no punches in his opening monologue.

The late-night talk show host did not hold back in calling out the many men in Hollywood accused of sexual harassment in the past few months.

The #MeToo movement was sparked after more than 100 women accused Hollywood power producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Since then women – and some men – all over the world have come forward with stories of sexual harassment they faced in the entertainment industry.

One of those in Meyers firing line was actor Kevin Spacey.

Last year, Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp revealed Spacey had allegedly tried to have sex with him when he was just 14 years old.

Spacey came under fire for his apology about the incident where he tried to distract people by finally coming out of the closet as a ‘gay man’.

‘I was happy to hear they’re going to do another season of House of Cards,’ Meyers said in his speech. a

‘Is Christopher Plummer available for that, too? I hope he can do a Southern accent, because Kevin Spacey sure couldn’t.’

The crowd groaned in reaction to the jokes, so Meyers said, ‘Oh, is that too mean? To Kevin Spacey?’

Towards the end of his 12-and-a-half-minute opening speech, Meyers employed one the regular segments from his talk show, Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The segment, ‘Jokes Seth Can’t Tell’, has Meyers deliver the opening of a joke while another person who is not a cisgender white male delivers the punchline.

During the Golden Globes version famous actors delivered punchlines about race and gender.

Comedian Billy Eichner helped delivered a joke about Spacey in the bit.

‘Call Me by Your Name is nominated for best motion picture. It’s a gay coming of age film,’ Meyers said in the setupp.

‘Said Kevin Spacey: ‘You lost me at ‘of age”.’ Eichner delivered in the punchline.

Time’s Up

At the end of his monologue, Meyers’ paid tribute to the Time’s Up movement.

Time’s Up involved more than 1,000 women in Hollywood and the sprawling entertainment industry fighting back against harassment.

The Time’s Up initiative ‘addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.’

Women and some men dressed in black at the the Golden Globes to show solidarity with the movement.

Watch Meyers’ monologue:


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