- There was a great deal of reaction on social media to his statement
- Some pointed out he never actually said "sorry"
(CNN)For most of his career, Louis C.K. has been known as one of the most self-deprecating comics in the business.
Louis CK's response does not absolve him of the terrible things he's done, and it does not give his accusers back what they've lost in their ordeals, both at the time, and since speaking out.— Jules (@jules_su) November 10, 2017
It is, however, a HELL of a lot better than Spacey's cop-out.https://t.co/x36uyNGdAa
Louis CK's apology reads a hundred times more sincere than that from ppl like Weinstein or Spacey.— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 10, 2017
But he still DID it. He DID those things.
Guys, if your first impulse is to praise Louis CK for making a decent apology, take a second before you say something and pivot your attention toward the bravery and ordeal of the survivors instead.— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) November 10, 2017
By publicly admitting guilt, Louis CK has shown great character with his honesty and ability to take responsibility. Now, if he could just stop masturbating in front of frightened strangers......— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) November 10, 2017
Louis CK's statement, with very minor edits, could have been released any time in the last five years. He didn't release it until forced to.— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) November 10, 2017
What's amazing and odd about Louis CK's statement is that he takes responsibility and accepts culpability for the harm he's caused, with no false apology, but then you realize he never apologizes at all. Maybe he intended to but just couldn't say the words. Maybe legal advice? pic.twitter.com/JyPc6JW1Xd— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) November 10, 2017
So that Louis CK statement uses the words "admired," "admiration," "power" or "powerful" in reference to him five times and includes the words "sorry" or "apologize" zero times.— Bonnie Stiernberg (@aahrealbonsters) November 10, 2017
Louis CK's statement is so good we almost didn't realize he never once used the words "I'm sorry."— Almie Rose (@AlmieRose) November 10, 2017