You can’t say Harvey Weinstein doesn’t know how to stir up controversy. Or that their upcoming release “Butter” is a not-so-veiled jab at Michelle Bachmann.
In a statement read by Olivia Wilde at the official North American premiere of “Butter” at the Toronto International Film Festival, Harvey Weinstein said, “I would like to take this moment to formally invite Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota and Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, to co-host with me the big premiere of ‘Butter’ in Iowa in a few months from now. I know Michele will already be in Iowa for the caucus, so we can save some money on airfare and travel. I would of course be more than happy to fly in the other leading members of the Tea Party movement to make an entire day of it.”
In a direct taunt, he added, “We could take some math classes in the morning to help balance the budget, brush up on the Constitution in the afternoon, play some ping-pong and then maybe some verbal ping-pong on gay rights and women’s rights (especially the right to choose). But at night we can all go hand-in-hand to the premiere of ‘Butter,’ a fun and important film where we’ll share some popcorn and laughs. These are the kind of bipartisan effort that makes America great.
“I look forward to hearing from Michele,” he added, “and I’m particularly looking forward to those classes on the Constitution.”