Trevor Noah and Larry Wilmore trashed Roger Ailes after Gretchen Carlson accused him of sexually harassment. ‘The Daily Show’ ran a medley of Fox News’s sexist history while ‘The Nighty Show’ called Roger a ‘creepy-ass mother***er!’ Click to watch.
Gretchen Carlson, 50, can rest easy knowing that Trevor Noah, 32, Larry Wilmore, 54, and the rest of The Daily Show and The Nightly Show have her back! When news broke about her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, 76, both hosts joined Team Gretchen to trash the Fox News CEO.
Trevor went first, calling Roger “unf***able” during the July 8 episode of The Daily Show. Still, while saying Roger’s alleged behavior was inappropriate, no matter what he looked like, Trevor gave “props to [Gretchen,]” noting that going forth with her lawsuit takes a tremendous amount of courage. “Even more courage it would take to have sex with [Roger.]”
Trevor decided to be “fair and balanced,” like Fox News, airing Roger’s claims that Gretchen was fired from the network over “poor ratings.” Yet, Trevor pointed out that Gretchen was actually beating CNN and MSNBC by a huge margin. “Bigger numbers is bad? I think you’re thinking of golf.” Trevor and The Daily Show then ran a montage of all of the sexist comments made on the air, including the one that made Gretchen walk off the set!
Over on The Nightly Show, Larry and his team didn’t hold anything back. After reviewing how Gretchen experienced “pervasive sexual harassment” from Roger and her co-host, Steve Doocy, 59, Larry had no choice but to award Roger the The Nightly Show’s Inaugural Ain’t Nobody Surprised You’re a Creepy Ass Motherf***er Award. “Oh, and by the way,” he said, “we all know you did it.”
Larry actually expected Gretchen to be terminated from Fox News, just not because of turning down Roger’s alleged sexual advances, as she claims. “Now, while I can’t say if [her] claims are true,” he said, “but what I do know is that Gretchen was fired less than two weeks after saying that she’d support a ban on assault weapons. Also, I know that when it happened, we predicted she’d be left go.” What a strange coincidence! Gretchen probably hopes that Larry predicts she’ll win her lawsuit. There’s a lot at stake if she loses!
What do you think about Trevor and Noah’s comments about Gretchen’s sexual harassment claims against Roger Ailes, HollywoodLifers? Funny? Did it go too far?