After making remarks that many interpreted as anti-#MeToo to The Hollywood Reporter, his appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon was canceled. ICYMI, in the interview with THR, he said that he was "happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit," and suggested that it was time for everyone to forgive Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr.
The comedian visited Howard Stern’s radio show Wednesday to discuss the fallout. Macdonald said that he showed up to do the show and was approached by a "concerned" looking Fallon who asked, "How should we play this?"
Macdonald told Stern: "Part of the reason I love Jimmy is because he does nothing about the news. He’s just a song-and-dance man. He’s not a political comedian."
Macdonald balked at opening the show with an apology, and said that eventually, Fallon returned explaining that senior producers were "crying" over his appearance.
"Jimmy said, ‘Come back whenever you want, but I think it will hurt the show tonight,'" Macdonald related. "I said, ‘Jimmy, that’s the last thing I want to do, is hurt your show.’ "
Regarding the #MeToo movement, he said: "I’m totally behind the #MeToo movement. I never said that the victims didn’t go through anything. What I was saying was the reason to put Louis and Roseanne together to talk was because only a few people in the whole world have gone through this new thing where everything is stripped from them … I wasn’t saying that was way worse than what victims went through. What the victims went through is horrible."