Woody Allen clarifies about ‘feeling sad’: Harvey Weinstein is a ‘sad, sick man’

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Woody Allen’s statement about Harvey Weinstein was a gigantic mess, from start to finish – you can read the statement here. It was clear that Woody was sympathetic towards Weinstein rather than HW’s victims, just as it was clear that Woody is really worried that certain sexual predator-chickens are coming home to roost for Hollywood’s most infamous perverts. In the initial statement, Woody said: “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved. Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up. There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.” SAD FOR HARVEY THAT HIS LIFE IS SO MESSED UP. Poor Harvey, his life is ruined now that all of his victims are coming forward. Much sadness. Well, Woody has issued a new statement, attempting to clarify his feelings:

Woody Allen has clarified his comments regarding the Harvey Weinstein scandal exclusively to Variety, stating that he meant that Weinstein is a “sad, sick man.”

“When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” Allen’s statement reads. “I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings.”

[From Variety]

Okay, I’m actually willing to go the distance here and say that the first statement could be interpreted as “It’s sad that Harvey is such a rapist and predator.” But… that wasn’t the only criticism about Woody’s first statement. The reason it was misinterpreted (?) was because of what followed: “You don’t want it to lead to a witch-hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either.” He doesn’t want women to suddenly “witch-hunt” perverts and predators all of a sudden, because DERP Woody knows he would be next.

You know who else is apologizing? Donna Karan. Last week got so crazy, I didn’t even have time to do a follow-up on Donna. Donna said some ridiculous sh-t in the wake of the first wave of Weinstein stories. Days later, she tried to take it back and she’s now doing, like, daily apologies.

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  1. Mermaid says:

    Spin, spin, spin. I think you might be up next Woody!!! It’s so telling that it’s Ronan Farrow who wrote the New Yorker piece.

  2. Steph says:

    Lol, he’s so disgusting….

  3. DiligentDiva says:

    He’s obviously shook by this event…. Weinstein has backed alot of his movies. I really love seeing this nasty pedo finally get scared.

  4. QueenElisabeth says:

    well it certainly takes one to know one eh Woody?

  5. H says:

    Just shut up, Woody.

  6. Margo S. says:

    I’ll say this, I’ll never buy dkny ever again. Chica blew it.

    Woody, you are legit a pedophile. You should be in jail. Sit down.

  7. happyoften says:

    Yeah, I still don’t care what he thinks. About HW, or anything else, really.

    Yet another d*ckbag not realizing just how much sh*itheelness his thoughts revealed until it is pointed out. The struggle is real for these guys. It is almost like they can’t say anything without getting attacked.

    Maybe they should take that into consideration PRIOR to opening their mouth.

  8. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    Spin it however you want to, you disgusting pedophile! Get scared, you sick coward. You’ll get what’s coming to you.

  9. Catherinethegoodenough says:

    Sure Woody. The only thing I believe about his original statement is that nobody came to him with a HW “horror story.” Because who the he** would choose Woody Allen as their protector/confidante?

  10. Frosty says:

    Actually, Woody, there was one big fat winner for decades in this – Harvey.

  11. minx says:

    Pervy little gnome.

  12. Mia4s says:

    Wow Donna Karen. When Woody Allen’s clarification is better than yours? Yikes….and bye.

  13. Kay says:

    Haha haha……….he’s joking right?

  14. Rose says:

    I guess Woody just remembered that he has a movie that a shoe in for the Oscars this year, or his PR team did.

  15. NΞΞNΔ ΖΞΞ says:

    Yes, DK should be apologizing daily. Her original comments were ridiculous and unnecessarily demeaning to women.

    That said, I also agree with her that HW has done “some amazing things.” Can anyone imagine life over the past 20 years without the impact and the influence of the movies from Miramax and TWC? Didn’t think so. That body of work was a touchstone for the zeitgeist of the 1990s and 2000s. Let’s not forget the brilliance of the work in our anger.

  16. Jodi says:

    Pot, meet kettle

  17. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Am not at all surprised that a straight, white man is trying to make straight, white men the victims in this. Total MRA tactic. Go on to any post talking about rape, and there will always be “but what about teh menz whose lives are destroyed by false claims”.