The Tonight Show Just Cancelled Norm Macdonald’s Appearance

Norm Macdonald Sticks Up for Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr in Hollywood Reporter Interview

Norm Macdonald Heroically Comes To The Defense Of Louis C.K., Roseanne Barr & Chris Hardwick

Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald is apologizing for defending Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K. during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

"There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day", he said of Louis C.K. and Roseann Barr.

As of this morning, at least, Macdonald's series was still a go, as he also told Stern that he'd spoken to Netflix COO Ted Sarandos and that "he knows I'm a good person", however it remains to be seen whether or not the streaming service will stick with the September 14 premiere date. The victims didn't have to go through that. In May, ABC canceled Roseanne after the show titular star Barr came under fire for racist comments against Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser for Barack Obama.

Barr had previously slammed C.K. after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced: "I've heard so many stories". And then you're like, "What?"

His comments drew swift criticism online.

Norm Macdonald isn't going to be having the best day, we dare say, after the comedian defended Roseanne and Louis CK, comparing their backlash to the plight of their victims. "They both made bad mistakes and I would never defend their actions", Macdonald tweeted Tuesday evening.

'If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry'.

The thought of Norm Macdonald appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show" in the immediate wake of his disparaging comments about the #MeToo movement had some producers in tears and ultimately led to his visit being scrapped at the last minute.

Netflix did not immediately return a request for comment. "Now it's admit wrongdoing and you're finished", Macdonald told THR.

Macdonald said people used to receive a second chance, but now "there is no forgiveness". And so the only way to survive is to deny, deny, deny.

Louis C.K. reportedly put his differences with Roseanne Barr aside when he heard about the "Roseanne" cancellation. MacDonald said that she was "crying constantly".

The visitors then made clear to Macdonald that "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon would need to acknowledge his controversial remarks about the #MeToo movement.

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