Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct in a New York Times exposé, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to voice their disapproval of the comedian’s alleged behavior.
In the Times’ article, five women accused C.K. of misconduct, including masturbating in front of them. He has yet to respond to claims.
Before allegations surfaced, the Orchard canceled the premiere of C.K.’s controversial dark comedy “I Love You, Daddy.” His planned Thursday appearance on CBS’ “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” was also scrapped.
Rachel Bloom applauded the women who have come forward to share their accounts of harassment. “F— yes they’re brave. NO MORE SILENCING,” she wrote on Twitter.
Fuck yes they're brave. NO MORE SILENCING. https://t.co/8WnMUR6lZf
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) November 9, 2017
Andy Lassner, executive producer of “Ellen,” condemned both C.K. and politician Roy Moore, who has also recently been accused of sexual harassment. “You don’t need to pick one just to push your political viewpoint,” he said.
“Wow,” Rosie O’Donnell wrote. “I guess nothing will ever surprise me again regarding men.”
i guess nothing will ever surprise me again
Louis C.K. – https://t.co/brUoHJT78y
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 9, 2017
Comedian Michael Ian Black said he knows and likes C.K., but won’t defend his behavior. “This is inexcusable and he needs to address it,” Black wrote.
Zoe Kazan put it simply, “Condolences, straight white dudes.”
condolences, straight white dudes.
— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) November 9, 2017
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I don't remember when I heard the rumors about him. But I'm sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec. And that sucks. And I'm sorry.
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 9, 2017
— Jenni Konner (@JenniKonner) November 9, 2017
Gentlemen, comedy is often inappropriate. It is sometimes daring and audacious and shocking. But our behavior, in the real world, toward women – that doesn’t get a pass on inappropriate.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) November 9, 2017
Fucking disgusting predatory creeps. I️ hope they’re all terrified.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 9, 2017
I’ve been hearing things for the past few years. Some of these were surprising — I somehow didn’t know about Spacey until like a month ago. This one was not.
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 9, 2017
My pal @BrookeBCNN just had to utter the word “masturbate” on the air because—it appears— Louis C.K. is a pig.
*I️ need a new favorite comic.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) November 9, 2017