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In a segment called “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That,” Noah was quick to joke about the backlash following Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp’s accusation against Spacey, in which he claimed the House of Cards actor made a sexual advance toward him when he was only 14 years old.
“Of course, after Harvey Weinstein blew up, Hollywood couldn’t resist a sequel. They have no original ideas, and by the looks of this news right now, sexual harassment will have more installments than all the Saw movies and Fast and the Furious ones combined,” Klepper joked.
He proceeded to ridicule Spacey: “Maybe I did it, but also I’m coming out as gay. Can we focus on the gay part?”
Many have been quick to criticize Spacey’s apology. GLAAD released a statement criticizing the actor and encouraging the public and media to focus on Rapp’s story of survival and courage to speak out against the House of Cards star.
“Coming-out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD. “This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that.”
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