David Letterman Is Just as Confused As You Are About Late Night TV's Lack of Female Hosts

"I don't know why they didn't give my show to a woman..."

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When David Letterman bid farewell to late night television, the CBS powers that be were like "Wow, now's our opportunity to hire a woman!" and that, friends, is why Samantha Bee is currently the host of The Late Show

LOL, just kidding, none of that happened! Instead, CBS hired Stephen Colbert, a man whose writers' room was originally made up of 19 men and two women. Just, ugh

While this kind of immense sexism is unsurprising due to #ThePatriarchy, there's simply no reasonable excuse for the lack of ladies on late night TV. Ask David Letterman, he gets it.

"I couldn't care less about late-night television," the former host tells NBC News. "I'm happy for the guys—men and women—there should be more women. And I don't know why they didn't give my show to a woman. That would have been fine."

Preach, David Letterman. And in case you're thinking to yourself, "but Amy Schumer doesn't want to host a show!" please note: there are many other women who do. 


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