The Golden Globes jabs that drew gasps

Aletha Wilkinson

Many wondered whether Seth Meyers would address the ongoing Hollywood shakedown of sexual abusers in his opening monologue – and the comedian ended up pulling no punches.

“Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” the Late Night with Seth Meyers host said. “It’s 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn’t.”

Seth went on to perform a toned-down version of his TV segment "Jokes Seth Can’t Tell", in which two of his staff writers give out punchlines that he, as a white, straight male, wouldn't be allowed to repeat.

Comedian Seth Meyers pulled no punches in his opening monologue. Source: NBC

For the Globes, Seth set up the jokes so that various celebs in the audience could recite the punchlines.

Call Me by Your Name is a coming-of-age story,” Seth said, followed up by comedian Billy Eichner who cracked, “Said Kevin Spacey: you lost me at ‘of age.’"

Comedian Billy Eichner got in a sharp dig at Kevin Spacey. Source: Getty

In October, Kevin was accused of sexual misconduct by fellow actor and Broadway star Anthony Rapp, who alleged Kevin made sexual advances on him when he was just 14 years old.

Kevin Spacey didn't escape Seth's comedy stylings. Source: Getty

Donald Trump copped a serve as well, with Seth describing the the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the ceremony's host, as, “A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president: Hollywood Foreign Press. The only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.”

Donald Trump was the butt of a joke about his eating habits. Source: Getty

And of course, Harvey Weinstein, who did not attend the event, didn't escape mention.

Harvey Weinstein had to get a mention. Source: Getty

“Don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person to be booed at the annual In Memoriam,” Seth quipped.

As the audience murmured awkwardly, he went on to add, "It will sound like that.”

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