In the wake of Louis C.K.’s surprise stand-up performance Sunday night, the comedian has been the focus of scathing criticism by comedians and others on social media.
Comedian Kathy Griffin had an especially harsh response, sending out a series of tweets lamenting comedy’s “white boys club.” Griffin tweeted that male comedians “cover up for each other. It’s a sick, cruel cycle and right now I can only imagine what the survivors of Louis’ predation are thinking. All I know is we should all be outraged…the boys club won again…”
You can see other tweets on the subject from Griffin below.
Comedian Melinda Hill sent out a tweet saying: “Louis CK is spearheading the #MeTooSoon movement.”
Sady Doyle tweeted: “Hi, I’m Louis CK. Welcome to my show, ‘The Self-Aware Rapist.’ Man, guys like me are the worst. Just the worst, the worst, the… yes, yes, I’ll accept this medal for my bravery. To continue, just the worst, worst, worst, worst, worst…”
Allie Goertz wrote on Twitter: “I believe people can grow and change, but this urgency to bring him (and others) back SO soon just sends such a bad message.”
Here are Griffin’s tweets on C.K.’s return …