Does everyone have to be awful?
Bill Cosby’s parenting gave me hope during my teenage years. At least the Huxtables are normal. Of course, that fiction went up in flames. Bill Cosby wasn’t the paragon of fatherly virtue he seemed to be.
Now, Louis C.K.’s a pervert? His comedy has helped me laugh through the cynical Obama years. Looks like he’s another disappointment.
Roseanne Barr accuses him of doing horrible things to women who work with him. Here’s his non-denial denial:
C.K. himself has remained relatively quiet on the subject, but addressed it when queried in a June interview by New York Magazine: “I don’t care about that. That’s nothing to me. That’s not real,” he said of the Gawker reports.
Pressed on why he hasn’t responded publicly, C.K. answered, “Well, you can’t touch stuff like that. There’s one more thing I want to say about this, and it’s important: If you need your public profile to be all positive, you’re sick in the head. I do the work I do, and what happens next I can’t look after. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can. Just to the work and not to my life.”
Oh, man. He might as well say he did it.
Perhaps his bit on men being dangerous to women is autobiographical:
What is it with these guys? Are actors in general and comedians in particular more sick and twisted than the average guy? Or do we just get inundated with the news of them and so the perception is distorted?
Comedians all seem a little “off” and a lot angry by nature. Maybe the askew way they view the world and the lack of social inhibition that frees them to talk about those views also reduces their behavioral inhibitions. Or, maybe they’re rich, entitled hypocritical Democrats who are sexual perverts and don’t care who they hurt.
It’s disappointing, though.You can be funny and not be a freak. Right, Jim Gaffigan? Please, dude, be as decent as you seem. The world doesn’t need another disappointing creep.