Many people are donning face masks and running the opposite direction of human cootie Louis C.K. after the New York Times article accusing him of sexual misconduct blew up his spot. For years, rumors have been emanating from him like the little stink squiggles coming off of Pig Pen’s head. Yet his career continued to blossom and grow. Well, those halcyon days are over now. The New York Times is now reporting that HBO has taken a hard line with Louis and have basically cancelled his entire ass.
The cable network said in a statement that Louis C.K. would “no longer be participating” in the benefit concert, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,” and that it was “removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.”
Netflix has also cancelled an upcoming stand up special with him. While HBO and Netflix were quick to get their cootie shots, FX, which aired his popular show Louis, are taking a more measured approach. One possible reason is that many of the Louis projects they air are collaborations, including Better Things (with Pamela Adlon) and Baskets (with Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel). This is why you are supposed to sign up for cootie alerts! FX says it’s “very troubled” but that they didn’t hear about any shit going down on their dime.
Meanwhile, Deadline reports that The Orchard has cancelled the release of his movie I Love You, Daddy altogether, when previously they had just canceled the premiere. That’s probably good news for co-stars Charlie Day and Chloë Grace Moretz who had both decided they did not want to sit with Louie at the class clown table in the cafeteria anymore. According to Vulture, both actors released statements saying they weren’t going to do any promotion for the film. Many stand-ups and other people in the entertainment industry who have worked with Louis are also publicly unfreinding and/or condemning him on Twitter.
I feel like now would be a good time to for these creepers to invest in industrial strength umbrellas because it has been steady raining shoes for a minute. Louis just got clobbered by an Air Jordan. Who knows, Kevin Spacey’s other steel toed Doc Martin might be barreling towards Louis’ head next.