Norm Macdonald Apologizes ... Again

Comedian explains his series of unfortunate remarks
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2018 1:04 PM CDT
In this March 13, 2016, file photo, Norm Macdonald begins as host of the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto.   (Peter Power/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

(Newser) – Norm Macdonald is apologizing for his apology. After initially coming under fire for saying he was "happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a bit," among other things, the comedian has come under more fire for saying "you'd have to have Down syndrome to not feel sorry for [sexual harassment victims]." On the View Thursday, he explained that the comment came during an appearance on the Howard Stern Show, and that "there is a thing with Howard where there’s a recklessness in the studio," per Variety. "There used to be a word we would all say to mean stupid that we wouldn’t say any more. You know the word I’m talking about? Stupidly I was about to say that word," but he stopped and subbed in something "equally [offensive]." He said it was "unforgivable," and a "terrible, terrible thing for me to say."

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