The recent revelations about serial sex-attacker Harvey Weinstein have led many Hollywood figures to distance themselves from the leech (others may not be lucky enough to be separated from Weinstein’s crimes), including filmmaker Kevin Smith, who took to Twitter to admit he felt “ashamed” his career was financed by Weinstein.

“He financed the first 14 years of my career — and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed,” Smith wrote.

Smith’s most-beloved work was released and funded by Miramax, including ClerksMall Rats, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Dogma.

Weinstein issued a statement, which invented a Jay-Z quote, and included the non-excuse: “I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.”

Of course, this wasn’t the culture in the ’80s, or the ’90s, or the ’00s, or…

In happier news, Smith recently revealed he is working on a new Jay and Silent Bob film.

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