Harvey Fierstein wants everyone to know he is not Harvey Weinstein

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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(Image from Harvey Fierstein’s Instagram.)

Harvey Fierstein found himself having to clear his name after he became confused with Hollywood producer and alleged sexual assailant, Harvey Weinstein.

“Harvey Weinstein is rumored to be in trouble & I am somehow getting flak as well! I get it. All Harveys look alike,” the “Torch Song Trilogy” playwright and actor tweeted.

“That’s right! Be mad at Harvey, not HARVEY!” Fierstein tweeted linking to a story about the confusion from the Forward.

In another tweet, he writes “I’m a good gay! I mean, a good guy.”

In an interview with Page Six, Fierstein joked that his first name has been attached to too many negative stories lately.

“Between a hurricane and a Weinstein, this Harvey is yearning for the days when people mistook me for an invisible rabbit [the Harvey of a Jimmy Stewart film],” Fierstein says.

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