RE: Louis CK: Did he (partially) take the Red Pill?
A year ago, stand-up comic Louis C.K. confirmed sexual misconduct accusations made against him, which included incidents where he masturbated in front of female colleagues, were “true."
Then he said he was going to disappear for a while.
“I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want,” C.K. said in response to a New York Times investigation into the matter. “I will now step back and take a long time to listen."
[Louis C.K. responds to sexual misconduct allegations: ‘These stories are true’]
In a new, crude stand-up routine recorded inside a Long Island comedy club in December, which leaked online over the weekend, C.K. explains what he did during that long listening window. He fled New York City, which he now hates, and did some traveling in small U.S. towns, which he said made him uncomfortable. C.K. lost money, he said, a lot of money — $35 million in one day. Then he went to France “because I thought I should leave the nation,” he said.
The set, which continued for 45 minutes without directly mentioning the actions that derailed his career, included a sexually explicit joke about 9-year-old girls wearing Old Navy boyfriend-style jeans. The routine mocked young people who identify as gender neutral, featured a five-minute bit about what the comic believes is an absurd political correctness surrounding the word “retarded” and criticized the student survivors of mass school shootings for testifying before Congress.
“What are you doing? You’re young. You should be crazy, unhinged. Not in a suit, saying ‘I’m here to tell…’" C.K. said in the audio clip. “You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting. You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and then, now I gotta listen to you talking?”
The bit continued, referring to the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff.
Everybody gets upset when there’s a shooting at a high school. I don’t really see why it’s any worse than anybody else dying. I don’t. Cuz a lot of people die, every day 7,500 people die in America, okay, so that day 17 kids got shot in a school. What about the other... 7,500 people. They didn’t die in their sleep. Some of them got electrocuted. By their parents. People get upset because they’re young. Because they died so young. That’s offensive to me.
Louis C.K. has lost his longtime manager, 3 Arts Entertainment’s Dave Becky, publicist Lewis Kay as well as APA Agency, which had repped his successful comedy touring business, in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against him that he confirmed today.
“We have terminated our relationship with Louis C.K.,” 3 Arts Management said in a statement. “We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff, clients and the community at large. We are doing a full internal review regarding this situation and are taking additional steps to strengthen our processes and procedures while engaging with our staff to address any concerns about harassment or abuse of power. This behavior is totally unacceptable in all circumstances and must be confronted and addressed.”
C.K.’s publicist Kovert Creative confirmed that the agency was no longer representing the Emmy winner. His former rep Lewis Kay also tweeted he was dropping the actor.
But many in the media have seized upon the idea that Louis C.K. has suddenly became a right-winger—that his new material is some dramatic departure from his pre-scandal days as a woke comedy icon. "Audio of a New Louis C.K. Set Has Leaked, and It's Sickening," warns Slate, striking the tone of a nun listening to Eminem for the first time. The Daily Beast accuses Louis C.K. of "pandering to the alt-right," which is quite the broad categorization; the tons of people—New Yorkers, presumably—who can be heard laughing in the background of the leaked footage would probably be surprised to learn that they take their cues from Richard Spencer.
Teedub said:To see people like Judd Apatow on twitter is just embarrassing, comedy is supposed to be a bastion of free speech. But unfortunately it's being co-opted by the modern far left like every other medium.
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