Al Michaels receives backlash for joke about Harvey Weinstein.
During last night's Sunday Night Football broadcast featuring the Giants and Denver Broncos, NBC Sports' veteran broadcaster Al Michaels made an off-color joke comparing the Giants to disgraced film producer, Harvey Weinstein.
Amid New York's shocking 23-10 win over the Broncos in Denver, Al Michaels said,
“I mean, let’s face it. The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein and they’re up 14 points.”
You can check out the clip below.
Weinstein has of course been in the news recently, as dozens of women in the entertainment industry have come out and accused him of sexual harassment, sexual assault or other sexual misconduct.
Al Michaels later issued an apology during the fourth quarter, saying, “Sorry I made a reference before, trying to be flip about someone obviously much in the news across the country, and it was not meant in that manner.”
Boom Al Michaels apology pic.twitter.com/c8fYe3Kx1x— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 16, 2017
Check out some of the immediate reactions to Al Michaels joke about the Giants and Harvey Weinstein below.
Al Michaels is what happens when you surround yourself with people that routinely laugh at your bad jokes.#SNF— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels is probably the best play-by-play guy in history. But boy... that was a big, big lapse in judgment.— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) October 16, 2017
I didn't just hear Al Michaels say the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein. Did that really just happen?— Colleen Wolfe (@ColleenWolfeNFL) October 16, 2017
too soon, al michaels. toooooooo soon.— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels: “The Giants had a worse week than Harvey Weinstein”— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽 (@4lisaguerrero) October 16, 2017
Must be funny UNLESS YOU HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN A VICTIM OF ASSAULT. @SNFonNBC
Al Michaels has made more Harvery Weinstein comments than Jimmy Kimmel and all of late night combined— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 16, 2017
Oh no Al baby what are you doing pic.twitter.com/5jkuclxPxb— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels: "The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein."— Joey Langone (@JoeyLangone) October 16, 2017