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James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, James Corden attends the 2016 Entertainment Weekly's Popfest. The British host of CBS’ “Late Late Show” said on the Wednesday, March 22, 2017, show that he “felt a really long, long way from home” while watching news reports of the attack in London that left four people dead, including the attacker. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein.

Corden made a string of quips about Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him during a Hollywood charity event Friday. Corden joked about Weinstein in a bathtub and said "he'll settle for whatever potted plant is closest."

Italian actress Asia Argento, one of his Weinstein's accusers, chided Corden on Sunday on Twitter, saying "shame on this pig."

Rose McGowan, another Weinstein accuser, tweeted that Corden's jokes show "EXACTLY what kind of HOLLYWOOD you really are."

The host of "The Late Late Show" apologized on Twitter, saying he intended to shame Weinstein and called Weinstein's behavior "inexcusable." Corden tweeted, "To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter."

(WARNING: The Twitter Moment below contains profanity. Viewer discretion advised.)


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