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'Tonight Show' Cancels Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

Macdonald said people used to receive a second chance, but now "there is no forgiveness"

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    'Tonight Show' Cancels Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments
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    The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member told The Hollywood Reporter he was "happy the # MeToo movement had slowed down a little bit."

    "The Tonight Show" canceled an appearance by Norm Macdonald after criticism of his comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr.

    In a statement, NBC said it canceled Tuesday's appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience."

    The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member told The Hollywood Reporter he was "happy the # MeToo movement had slowed down a little bit." Macdonald said people used to receive a second chance, but now "there is no forgiveness."

    Macdonald mentioned Louis C.K, who was accused of sexual misconduct, and Barr, who was fired from her show in May.

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    Macdonald later tweeted an apology and said he would never "defend their actions."

    His new talk show, "Norm Macdonald Has a Show," debuts Friday on Netflix.