8 scathing reactions to Harvey Weinstein’s astonishing claim that he promoted women’s equality
Having settled out of court in several cases of sexual assault and harassment, and facing a rape trial, the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein made an astonishing claim concerning his legacy.
Harvey Weinstein: my work promoting women has been forgotten https://t.co/H8PkYkIs4x
— The Guardian (@guardian) 16 December 2019
People found his chutzpah difficult to stomach, but it also gave them the opportunity to suggest these equivalent claims.
Vlad The Impaler – "But the wooden stake industry thrived in my reign" https://t.co/NHoR1qiTtg
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) December 16, 2019
Harold Shipman: my work as a dedicated GP has been forgotten. https://t.co/v7PDohxdFR
— Amanda Abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) December 16, 2019
Fritzl: My accomplishments in home security have been overlooked https://t.co/ZSC5TGNobQ
— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) December 16, 2019
Peter Sutcliffe: 'My sterling work as a lorry driver has been written off.'https://t.co/Y7ZCmTDLhD
— Julie Bindel (@bindelj) December 16, 2019
Gary Glitter : my top ten hits have been ignored https://t.co/j0mbPJN98B
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) December 16, 2019
Prince Andrew: my work as a helicoptor pilot has been forgotten https://t.co/GRQW0bpAz1
— dave ❄️ 🥕 (@davemacladd) December 16, 2019
Adolf Hitler: my work promoting vegetarianism has been forgotten https://t.co/uHK0cShDww
— L (@l_ghex) December 16, 2019
“But I fuck ONE sheep…” https://t.co/NZwQ9BAEiG
— Mitch Benn🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@MitchBenn) December 16, 2019
Finally, writer and producer Nell Scovell had a different quote for Weinstein.
"No one remembers that I made a shit-ton of money off those women that I assaulted and raped." –Harvey Weinstein https://t.co/k2Mkyu9I1h
— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) December 16, 2019