Norm MacDonald: ‘Tonight Show’ Cans Comedian's Appearance After #MeToo Comments

Comedian Norm MacDonald got the hook from Tuesday night’s lineup on The Tonight Show after he was roundly criticized for his comments on the #MeToo movement and his friend Roseanne Barr. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Tuesday, the actor said he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit” and suggested not all victims of sexual assault should be believed. He went on: “[Barr] was just so broken and just crying constantly. There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that.” MacDonald subsequently apologized for his comments on Barr and #MeToo, posting to Twitter that he hadn’t meant to “[minimize] the pain that their victims feel to this day.”