Seth Meyers Is the Feminist Hero We Need to Host the Golden Globes, Says Forbes

The man, the myth, the feminist hero. Image: Getty
The man, the myth, the feminist hero. Image: Getty

Awards season kicks off in January with the Golden Globes—a fun dinner party for famous people in Spanx and tuxedos to eat, imbibe clear liquor, and accept awards while wedding reception-drunk. This year, Forbes writes, we need a “feminist” host—and that host is NOTED feminist hero Seth Meyers!!


Writer Casey Purcell parses the past few years of Golden Globes hosts, observing that ratings were great for the years Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted, but dipped in 2016 when Ricky Gervais did whatever it is he does. Jimmy Fallon’s hosting attempt in 2017 was bad and unmemorable. This year, though, when Hollywood is proving to be nothing more than a snake pit of Bad Men, the feminist we need—out of all the people that could host the Golden Globes—is Seth Meyers. His haircut: feminist. His predilection for button-down shirt: feminist. His name, Seth Adam Meyers: so very feminist. The fact that he has a mother: feminist as fuck, my empowered queens!!! It wasn’t clear before but it is now—we need Seth Meyers’s powerful brand of feminism more than ever!

Will he stand in front of his peers in a tuxedo and recite the entirety of Chimamanda Ngochi Adizie’s We Should All Be Feminists from memory before commencing the ceremony? Will he burn a bra while standing under one of these clear umbrellas brandishing a hammer, as a symbolic gesture towards women’s attempted struggle to break the glass ceiling? Is he a feminist because he hires women? Purcell isn’t clear about why or what makes Meyers the feminist AF male ally we NEED to dismantle the patriarchy and hand out awards—but if he is suddenly unavailable, here are some other suggestions.

  • Ryan Gosling
  • My dad
  • My stepdad
  • Common
  • Pharrell
  • Nick Lachey
  • Any famous Chris, but NOT Pratt!!!
  • Matt McGorry
  • Archie from Riverdale, but only if he’s shirtless
  • Timothée Chalamet or his Call Me By Your Name co-star, Armie Hammer
  • Any man, but not a woman!

Jezebel reached out to Seth Meyers for comment. We’ll update this post when we hear back.

Senior Writer, Jezebel


Tupiniquim - Our spin is DEAD

I come here for the snark but sometimes it is uncalled for and over the top. Seth Meyers has consistently been one of the bright spots of late night, and he often gives space to people other than white men to shine. We could do a lot worse than him as an award show host. Amber Ruffin on “Amber Says What” is a goddamn delight.