Michael Che, the host of Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update”, posted on his Instagram Stories earlier how he doesn’t believe Louis CK “got off easy” following news of his recent stand-up performance at New York’s Comedy Cellar.
Michael Ian Black came out in support of Louis as well, but later said sorry. On Tuesday night, Che wrote on his social media, “OMG! Can you believe that guy went on with his life? Yes, I can.”
The host of the “Weekend Update” defended Louis, stating that he was punished quite severely, including through shame, humiliation, losing millions of dollars, as well as all of his work projects.
Moreover, the comedian also tarnished his reputation among his fans and followers, in addition to his public image in front of the world. However, Che later deleted all of his posts on the ‘Gram, probably for fear of backlash.
Michael Ian Black made similar remarks, stating he believes individuals should have the right to reintegrate into society. He said he was “happy to see him try.”
Following the allegations, women such as Cher and Padma Lakshmi criticized him for focusing on the perpetrator rather than the victims. Later on, he said sorry and added he would donate funds to organizations against anti-sexual violence.
Back in November 2017, shortly after the explosive allegations against Mr. Harvey Weinstein, CK confessed to masturbating in front of female colleagues as well as misbehaving and misusing his influence.
In a statement, the comic said: “these stories are true.” Later on, Louis lost a majority of his business partnerships, including the movie he had just finished, I Love You, Daddy.
Not everyone is in support of Louis’ comeback. One of his co-stars in the flick, Chloe Grace Moretz, said she was hoping the movie, I Love You, Daddy, would disappear into the abyss.