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veen  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Louis CK's powerful army of enablers

    “I apologize. I’m not that connected to that world,” Stewart added, turning more serious. “I don’t know what you’re talking about but—I can’t really answer. I don’t know what to say.”

    “All I can tell you is I’ve worked with Louis for 30 years and he’s a wonderful man and person and I’ve never heard anything about this,” Stewart said before Axelrod ended the show. “We’ve all known Bill Cosby was a prick for a long time, so I don’t know what to tell you. But I didn’t know about the sexual assault, but you’re right, it’s important.”

Link. Kind of unfair to give him flak for that if you ask me - responding with a chuckle to a weird allegation that seems to come out of left field is not "deeply problematic", even if the subject matter is.

(P.S. I think it's "cue", not "queue")




elizabeth  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oops yes, it is Cue.

I was taking more about the industry's general attitude of dismissing such accusations as "just rumours" way too readily . Of course I get that as celebrities false rumours to get attention are a thing. But when someone gets repeatedly accused, and you have ongoing work with that person... why don't more people distance themselves if they personally find the claims believable? You know, as a sign that this kind of behaviour is not OK.

With Weinstein, Spacey, (less so) Louis CK is was clearly going on for way too long with people around actively covering their tracks...