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

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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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The Border Wall Prototypes Are Up In San Diego. Here's What That Means

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The Border Wall Prototypes Are Up In San Diego. Here’s What That Means

One of President Trump’s central campaign promises was to build a new, reinforced wall along the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico. One year after the presidential election, there are border wall prototypes erected in San Diego. The mini walls were submitted and constructed by companies hoping to win the contract with the U.S. government to construct the full or sections of the border wall. Ron Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), praised the prototypes during a press conference as being essential to the overall goal of Border Patrol stating.

“Border security relies on a combination of border infrastructure, technology, and personnel,” he said during the press conference.

There are eight border wall prototypes standing along the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego. They are the first physical indicators of President Trump’s campaign promise to build a border wall along the southern border.

According to Vitiello, the prototypes are 30 feet high and about 18 feet wide. Contractors were given $300,000 to $500,000 to complete their prototypes.

“Border walls have proven to be to be an extremely effective part of our multi-pronged security strategy to prevent the illegal flow of people and drugs over many years,” he said at the press conference. “Specifically, walls are part of a border enforcement zone which includes roads, lights and surveillance technology.”

The choice to build the prototypes in San Diego was not random.

According to Vitiello’s speech, San Diego is the most active area for border crossings. He told the press that in 2016, Border Patrol detained 31,000 people crossing the border, 9,200 pounds of marijuana and more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine.

Immigration activists are concerned about the wall and its potential to create a more dangerous journey for those heading north.

Border Angels is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that works for immigrant and human rights. Founder Enrique Morones says the border wall that is currently in place has led to the deaths of 11,000 people since 1994. However, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol places the number of deaths between 1998 and 2016 at 6,915.

Now that the walls are built, CBP will start testing the structures.

Vitiello said no testing will occur for 30 days as they wait for concrete to set. Testing will take between 30 and 60 days. Vitiello wasn’t specific about how the walls will be tested and further requests for clarification from CBP went unanswered. According to the CBP website, the walls will be tested to make sure they cannot be breached, climbed or dug under while remaining safe for Border Patrol and denying unchecked access across the border.

Stay tuned as mitú continues to cover this story as it develops.


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