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Seth Meyers may get into controversy at Globes: Bob Newhart

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Stand-up has expressed concern that might get into controversy for taking up issue at

Meyers, who will be hosting the 75th Golden Globes Awards, has shared with a leading daily that instead of just cracking jokes on stage, he would be utilising the time by discussing issues like sexual misconduct and harassment that have not got as much air time in past years.

"He has to deal with the issue," said the 88-year-old, adding, "It's the 200-pound gorilla in the room."

indirectly compared with a gorilla.

Weinstein, a film producer, has been charged with sexual assault cases.

The veteran actor, Newhart, who won his Globe in 1962, said that these days "they've gotten more legitimate."

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that puts on the annual TV and movie awards show, in a statement, had said, "The Association is excited to have host the 75th Annual With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognizing the best in television and film at the "

Last year the show was hosted by

Other previous hosts include and Tina Fey/

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 07:55 IST