Everything wrong with the reaction to Louis C.K.’s ‘apology’

Louis C.K. on Saturday Night Live in 2017
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Well, it looks like the Louis C.K. apologists have at least swiveled to a different tactic than simply labeling accusers storytellers, after the comedian finally admitted to the sex mismanagement he’s been deriding as mere “rumor” for five years( and as recently as two months away ).

Within mere hours of C.K. publishing his statement, the internet descended over itself to commend him for the intrepid accomplishment of ultimately admitting he is, in fact, a sex harasser and feels bad about it — now that there’s a New York Times narration about it, anyway.

And as C.K. followers( and even some of his connoisseurs) pat him on the back for doing the literal least he had been able to by not lying anymore, some reactionaries continue to make excuses for Roy Moore, the former Alabama judge and U.S. Senate candidate accused of initiating a sexual relationship with a 14 -year-old girl when he was 32.

Unlike C.K ., Roy( kind of) disclaims the damning attest. Like C.K ., however, his prime programme for evading resistance is to claim he asked for “the permission of her mom” firstly.( Excuse me while I projectile vomit .)

Louis C.K. procreated one not-totally-god-awful PR move: His evidence speak: “These storeys are true.” Promising start. From there, he comprises his ass legally by connoting a elevation of assent from his martyrs by claiming he, never testified the status of women my dick without requesting first ,< em> ” then he fails to apologize to his scapegoats even once but has enough time to reference how “admired” and “looked up to” he was — four times — as a weird style of deflecting blame to his notoriety or, to an extent, his victims.

Are we really buying his redemption arc bullshit once? It hasn’t even been a day.

Are “weve been” munching up his redemption arc once? It hasn’t even been a day.

If history tells us anything, C.K. will likely pick his career back up once we’ve forgotten about his casualties. You know who doesn’t get the indulgence of rebuilding their careers? The female jesters Julia Wolov, Dana Min Goodman, and Abby Schachner, “whos” either ostracized from the humor parish for speaking out or “ve lost my” will to keep trying after such disheartening experiences.

This isn’t an anomaly: Condone, forgetting, and reinforcing adults( especially beloved auteur-types like C.K .) who do unpleasant things to women has always been the norm. Time last year the Academy selected both Mel Gibson, accused of domestic abuse and a emcee of frightful sayings, and Casey Affleck, accused of committing unprofessional behavior in a civil lawsuit that rectified. Affleck won his Oscar.

Meanwhile, Winona Ryder still hasn’t perfectly ricochetted back from shoplifting in 2001. Rose McGowan’s career never recovered from the crime of alleging Harvey Weinstein of desecration. But after shitting out a bunch of half-truths and approving his sex predation, Louis C.K.’s back to being the tell-it-like-it-is chap?

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Let’s break down everything wrong with defining the lowest possible saloon for known male piranhas 😛 TAGEND

1. Louis C.K.’s justification is so real, he forgot to apologize

According to his apologists, claiming that he “asked first” before masturbating in front of reluctant ladies is just about the most no-bullshit , no-excuse defense in history! Kudos to C.K. — even though it’s hard to call a statement whatever it is you don’t say “I’m sorry” an apology. But he did take the time to threw words in his victims’ mouths, minimizing the predatory mood of his acts by attributing the issue to their “admiration” of him.

Wow. So #real. So human. Historic.

2. The real perpetrators are ‘feminist comedians’ who didn’t spoil their careers to take him out!

Let’s turn this into a bonafide, historically accurate witch hunt by denouncing women for the crimes and collusion of men! Grab your pitch forks, kinfolks, cause the feminists can’t stop profiting from the systemic sexism that clears it damn nearly impossible for them to have professions in the male-dominated realm of comedy!

3. Urgh can his casualties shut up previously? It’s getting in the way of experiencing his comedic genius.

I mean, who among us hasn’t manufactured the human mistake of endlessly ambling into work, depicting your colleagues your genitals, then basically calling them liars for years when they try to call you out for it. He’s precisely a being , get over it!

4. The real victim here is the masturbation puns being made out of context.

If you don’t find men who believe it’s O.K. to masturbate in front of several loath women funny, then you really don’t understand the skill of slapstick. Sorry.

5. It’s not like he raped and assassinated people THEN masturbated in front of them without their authorization!

Is it a crime to jerk off in front of willing peers over whom you support substantial supremacy?

Yes. It is. It’s a literal crime.

6. I won’t stoop to leftist tactics of politicizing misfortunes, but these Hollywood predators attest all radicals are terrible.

Y’all heard of the liberal, anti-Trump Alabama judge Roy Moore? Or the libtards Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes over at Fox News? Or — perhaps you forgot that our progressive lefty director Donald Trump is accused of sexual harassment and abuse by 16 women? Liberals, amiright!

So, yes, a sex predator ultimately owned up to some sex offense charges( various kinds of) — for once. But can we just agree to expect more than that from husbands? For precedent, it’d be lovely if lovers just stopped sexually aggression beings in general. Then we wouldn’t even “re going to have to” applaud them for lastly acknowledging to the onslaughts!

Sounds like a delightful life, doesn’t it? We won’t comprise our wheeze, though. Or remain silent.

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