Movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sacked from his position from his own company last week for the extensive allegations against the mogul for sexual harassment and misconduct.
James Corden has attracted the ire of Twitter after footage emerged of him making a series of crass and ill-timed jokes about Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul under investigation in the USA and United Kingdom after being accused of series of serious sexual assaults.
The ink is barely dry on the New York Times story that broke the allegations that Weinstein had sexually assaulted women and used his status in Hollywood to further his depraved behaviour. "Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath".
Corden took to Twitter to apologise. "To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter", he wrote.More news: Hurricane Season 2017 has proven to be one for the books
Shortly after the clip was published several Twitter users vented their anger at the fact James Corden had made the remarks.
Reports suggest that there was "nervous laughter" in the room as he continued.
James Corden during the "For Your Consideration Event" for "The Late Late Show Wtih James Corden" held at the Wolf Theatre, Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on May 2, 2017. "If you don't like that joke, you should probably leave now".
While many on the late night talk show circuit have been joking about Weinstein this week, including the likes of Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, the only difference is they have been including strong condemnations of the alleged behavior.
Corden has been friendly with Weinstein in the past, making the jokes seem even worse. His films have been nominated for more than 300 Oscar awards - winning 81.