Harvey Fierstein Sets the Record Straight (For Once): ‘I Ain’t Weinstein’

I get it. Despite having the same first name and very similar last names, the raspy-voiced comedian is none too happy about being mistaken for the Hollywood heavyweight, especially following a slew of allegations about Weinstein’s decades long history of sexual assault. Iconic gay playwright, actor, and producer Harvey Fierstein would like to get one thing straight (for the first time in his life): He is not Harvey Weinstein. Fierstein has been tweeting up some hilarious missives in his attempt to right the ship. I appreciate the distinction [but can’t] I be #TheFabHarvey?” “Harvey Weinstein is rumored to be in trouble & I am somehow getting flak as well! All Harveys look alike,” he wrote. “Guys, we’re mad at Harvey WEINSTEIN, not Harvey FIERSTEIN!” A few days later, he added: “Thanks to Weinstein’s horrible behavior I’ve been dubbed #theGoodHarvey on the internet.
— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 11, 2017

Fierstein’s celebrity friends who got in on the joke, including Kirstie Alley, who responded with a kissing emoji. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. Ever the provocateur, lesbian comedian Sandra Bernhard added a somewhat off color joke: “Even though you tried to lure me up to your hotel room for a nosh back in the ’90s I fought you off we sang show tunes instead!”

Lol 😘 https://t.co/UrolvOp43m
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 6, 2017

even though you tried to lure me up to your hotel room for a nosh back in the 90’s i fought you off we sang show tunes instead! — Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 6, 2017

That’s right! — Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 11, 2017

#IAintWeinstein! https://t.co/1nVyiyeGP8 via @jdforward
— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 6, 2017

Thx 2 Weinstein’s horrible behavior I’ve been dubbed #theGoodHarvey on the internet. Guys, We’re Mad @ Harvey WEINSTEIN, Not Harvey FIERSTEIN! I appreciate the distinction bt cn’t I b #TheFabHarvey? Harvey Weinstein is rumored to be in trouble & I am somehow getting flak as well! Read More:Léa Seydoux Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment: ‘He Jumped on Me and Tried to Kiss Me’

Read the tweets below. Be mad at Harvey, not HARVEY! I get it. All Harveys look alike. https://t.co/4tDV8dnnAV
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) October 6, 2017

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