Norm Macdonald is speaking out about the controversial interview that cost him an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” and says the line of questioning threw him off.
The comedian appeared Wednesday morning on “The Howard Stern Show” and tried to explain his #MeToo comments regarding Roseanne, Louis C.K. and Chris Hardwick.
Macdonald wishes he never did a “print interview,” and says they were asking him a whole bunch of things at the same time. He claims to have been confused, and that “I’m a f***ing dumb guy.”
During his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Macdonald commented that “I’m happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” adding that the victims of alleged sexual abuse don’t go through the same downfall as the celebrity involved.
While talking to Stern, Macdonald made it clear that “You’d have to have Down syndrome,” to not feel sorry for victims. He clarified that he was speaking on the very “peculiar event” where you say something and “Your career is wiped out forever.”
Since the interview ran, Macdonald had a Tuesday night appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
Macdonald has been doing damage control now that his Netflix show, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show.” He did not say if Netflix had spoken to him since the backlash.
Roseanne and Louis have both been very good friends of mine for many years. They both made terrible mistakes and I would never defend their actions. If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry.
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 11, 2018