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Here’s What People Think About Louis C.K. Not Saying ‘Sorry’ In His Apology

11/13/17 Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Louis C.K. is the latest entertainer who has been accused of a long history of sexual misconduct.

On Thursday, The New York Times reported on five women who all claim that Louis C.K. masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of them. Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, Rebecca Corry and an unnamed woman shared their stories with the publication, coming forward after years of rumors about this behavior from the comedian. In the past, Louis has denied the rumors, but the bombshell NYT story led him to cancel his appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and the New York premiere of his new movie “I Love You, Daddy.”

 While Louis admitted to the allegations, writing “these stories are true” in his statement, some are calling his response a non-apology. That has made a bad situation worse.

In his statement, not once does the comedian say “I’m sorry,” though he does mention feeling regret and remorse.

Rather, he mentions his “dick” twice, discusses his projects, including “I Love You, Daddy,” and repeatedly mentions that’s he’s widely admired in the comedy world and took advantage of that. Here’s what people on Twitter had to say about his statement.

People were quick to point out that Louis never used the word “sorry.”

The whole apology reads as a self-hating manifesto about a man who couldn’t control his urges. He makes a point to say that, in the past, he never thought anything was wrong with what he did because he asked first.

Saying he asked before exposing his penis enraged many, and sounded like a child caught doing something wrong yet backpedalling to avoid getting in trouble.

☝🏽 ☝🏽 This!

Many couldn’t believe the amount of people praising the comedian for admitting fault.

Sure, he admitted to his behavior. However, for years he denied, which caused the women who have come forward to have serious issues and moments of discomfort in their career. And, again, he doesn’t apologize. Instead, he says he should have been more responsible with the glowing admiration he received from his colleagues.

Seriously. People could not stand all the love the “apology” was getting.

Ouch.

This Twitter user came up with a challenge to show how off the mark the statement is from an apology.

I barely got a few sentences in.

The publication Quartz took on the task of editing the statement so it could look like a real apology.

That’s a lot of red ink.

The statement did, however, give the world a few solid take aways.

Namely, the world learned that some older men are finally learning that unwanted flashing is a big no-no.

So…


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