Gove in Weinstein apology
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove faced a furious backlash on social media after claiming being interviewed by BBC Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys was like “going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom”.
The MP apologised for the “clumsy” onair joke referring to disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock was also facing demands for an apology after he joined in the joke, saying Humphrys’ interview technique was “way past groping”. Gove said in a tweet: “Apologies for my clumsy attempt at humour on R4 Today this morning – it wasn’t appropriate.”
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said: “Given current sensitivities (it) is beyond poor judgment – it’s crass.”
Singer Lily Allen called the MP a “bonehead” while actor Stephen Mangan wrote: “Morning. Here’s a rape joke from Michael Gove to start your day.”