We all knew it was only a matter of time before all the accused sexual harassing drops of dried smegma crawled back on the public stage to cry for their careers back. But it’s happening much sooner than I thought and it’s supposedly happening in a very “Are we sure this shit ain’t from The Onion” sort of way. Fellow accused sexual harasser Charlie Rose is reportedly trying to lead the parade of the poor pervs by doing a TV show where he interviews fallen alleged abusers like Matt Lauer. Congratulations to the makers of glycerine tears, because a few thousand bottles will be bought so that Lauer and the like can cry out a river of injustice for the camera. I wonder if Charlie will get a prison cell interview with Ole’ Puddin’ Pop?
Page Six says that at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Women’s Luncheon this week, editor Tina Brown told the audience that she had been asked to be involved in a perv redemption show starring Charlie Rose. The words “FUCK NO” probably couldn’t shoot out of Tina’s mouth fast enough. Surprisingly, Charlie’s response wasn’t, “Oh, come on, honey, you know you mean yes.” Page Six briefly describes the show, which doesn’t have a home yet, like this:
Said a source: “Tina said she’d just been emailed about co-hosting a new show with Charlie Rose, in which they’d interview Louis C.K., Matt Lauer” and others caught up in the #MeToo sexual harassment scandals.
Brown explained to the group that she was having none of it, and remarked, “These guys are already planning their comebacks!” The talk was moderated by WNYC’s Mary Harris at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
Page Six asked Tina about this, She confirmed it, but said she was asked to produce, not co-host.
I’m sure that when many envisioned a TV show starring sexual harassers, they pictured a Hunger Games-style show where abusers are thrown into a battle dome with tigers. Not this. This is the worst TV idea since, “Hey, let’s make a reality show starring Parasite Hilton’s closet organizer and her family.” But I do want to see the episode where Charlie Rose gets a leg cramp from jumping from chair to chair while interviewing himself.