James Corden Slammed After Opening Charity Gala With Harvey Weinstein Jokes

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The talk show host quipped: "This is a attractive room, it's a handsome night here in L.A. It's so lovely, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage".

Comedian, actor and TV host James Corden is well-known for his somewhat controversial jokes, but this time it seems that he might have gone too far. "Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath", the former "Gavin And Stacey" star continued.

Yes, is the answer, in case you're wondering if it was too soon for James Corden to making jokes about decades of women finally amassing the courage to come forward about sexual harassment and assault by one of Hollywood's biggest producers. He began: "It's been weird this week watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water". "If you don't like the joke, you should probably leave right now".

Straight out gate, host @JKCorden with Harvey Weinstein jokes.

Several of Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims claim he suggested exchanging massages. "It's so attractive, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage".

Outraged fans took to Twitter to express their disgust at Corden's ill-timed and insensitive jokes.

Corden, like so many actors, has an association with the disgraced producer in that Weinstein was executive producer on the 2013 film One Chance, a biopic about Britain's Got Talent victor Paul Potts.

The internet was less forgiving.

McGowan started her series of tweets with the "Piglet" post, then wrote, "Hearing the vile roars & laughs show EXACTLY what kind of HOLLYWOOD you really are".

Many others expressed their displeasure in Corden's normalization of rape culture.

Over 35 women have now accused the movie mogul of either sexual harassment, assault or rape.

James isn't the only celebrity who has been taken to task for turning sexual assault into a punchline; Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa recently apologized for a 2011 comment where he said his favorite part of his role on GoT was that he can "rape attractive women".

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