HBO announced on Thursday it was dropping Louis C.K. from its charity benefit later this month and is moving to scrap his past projects from its platforms, hours after The New York Times published accounts from five women alleging sexual misconduct.
“Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the ‘Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,’ which will be presented live on HBO on November 18,” the network said in a statement. “In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.”
Jason Alexander, the “Seinfeld” star, wrote that while comedy can be “audacious and shocking,” it should not “get a pass on inappropriate”
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
i guess nothing will ever surprise me again
Louis C.K. – https://t.co/brUoHJT78y
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 9, 2017
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