"Each community has to kick out their own creeps," the "Full Frontal" host says.
Samantha Bee had plenty to say about allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore -- but she didn't stop there, putting men in every high-profile industry on blast.
"It's difficult to listen to these women's accounts, but I bet if R. Kelly put a sick beat under it, we'd dance to it!" the "Full Frontal" host said Wednesday. "Some sex monsters are still weirdly tolerated."
Bee summed up the scandal surrounding Moore, who has been accused of initiating sexual encounters with underage girls when he was in his 30s. She also blasted Republicans for trying to ignore or deflect the issue before finally calling on him to step aside following weeks of public outcry, and cited a poll saying that nearly 40 percent of Alabama Christians say this will only make them more likely to vote for Moore.
"What is wrong with Alabama? OK, and also New York -- all right, and Los Angeles," she said while switching to pictures of Woody Allen and Michael Jackson. "And all the Thanksgiving tables where creepy uncles are still allowed. You know what, actually this isn't just an Alabama problem, it's a human problem."
Showing a photo of comedian Louis C.K., she continued, "It's easy to condemn someone else's predator, but it's harder when it's your own critically acclaimed pervert."
Bee called on people from all backgrounds and political stripes to deal with the sexually abusive men in their midst.
"I can scream about Roy Moore all day, and I have, but it won't matter if his own neighbors keep making excuses for him. Each community has to kick out their own creeps," she said. "That applies whether you're in politics, entertainment, or whatever the f-ck you call Steven Seagal's profession. And it's hard, especially when those people have the power to hire us, fire us or presumably have us murdered by Russian mobsters."
While she allowed that Hollywood has made important progress in the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations, she said it was not enough. "Everyone is patting themselves on the back for exiling Harvey Weinstein, but this week The Hollywood Reporter raved about 'Daddy's Home 2,' proclaiming Mel Gibson is 'once again family-friendly.' Because nothing says 'family-friendly' than a racist domestic abuser with a drinking problem and the words 'Daddy's home.'"
Bee came back to the subject of sexism at the end of the show, this time putting the comedy community on blast.
"People ask me all the time what it's like to be a woman in comedy. Well, here's what it's been like for me and a lot of the women I know. Even if no one exposes his penis to you, you're still dealing with a parade of total dicks," she said. "Like lady-blind pieces of crap who interrupt you in every meeting, and when you do get to talk, forget to write your jokes down. Sentient hoodies who can watch you kill onstage and afterwards go, 'I just didn't get it,' then walk away and fist-bump the eleventh guy who did a tight five on the f-cking Friend Zone."
She took a big swing at the "are women funny" debate that keeps popping up in entertainment, and encouraged women comedians to seize the moment.
"Gatekeepers of comedy, if you don't understand why all the women are so pissed off, that's why. And if you still don't get it, I invite you to go away. You are wrong about where the clitoris is, and you're wrong about what makes good comedy. Ladies, your jokes about 'Gilmore Girls' and yeast infections and what it feels like to be angry all the f-cking time are great!"
"The meteor has already hit," she added, "so don't worry about what the dinosaurs think."