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.
Harvey Weinstein is rumored to be in trouble & I am somehow getting flak as well! I get it. All Harveys look alike.— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 6, 2017
Dozens of Twitter and Facebook users seem to have mixed up the two not-especially-similar names.
No, YOU spent the whole day thinking Harvey Weinstein was Harvey Fierstein and vice versa (and dealt with the subsequent extreme confusion).— Megan Romurderclown (@meganromer) October 6, 2017
Well I guess today is finally the day I stop getting Harvey Weinstein and Harvey Fierstein confused— Jill Twiss (@jilltwiss) October 5, 2017
Just to clarify...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 5, 2017
Harvey Weinstein- Alledged sexual harasser
Harvey Fierstein- Brilliant in Hairspray
Harvey Keitel- Amazing actor
Luckily, Fierstein seems to be taking the mix-ups in good part.