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Broadway star Harvey Fierstein forced to clarify that he is not Harvey Weinstein

    Harvey Fierstein celebrates his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Harvey Fierstein celebrates his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Harvey Weinstein scandal is causing reverberations throughout the entertainment industry.

    And in one unexpected corner of showbusiness in particular. Tony Award-winning actor and writer Harvey Fierstein reports that he has been drawing flak from social media users who cannot distinguish between the film-producing sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and the multitalented and proudly gay Fierstein.

    Followers of Fierstein on Twitter would have received an early ‘heads up’ on the scandal, with the La Cage aux Folles writer tweeting about it before most mainstream media outlets covered the story.

    Dozens of Twitter and Facebook users seem to have mixed up the two not-especially-similar names.

    Luckily, Fierstein seems to be taking the mix-ups in good part.

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