CW: physical and sexual abuse.
Also stanning for you.
He wrote a cold open on his show where a 24-year-old calls him out for exactly that attitude. vulture.com/2015/04/24-yea…
He wrote a scene on Horace and Pete about how it's not enough to tolerate a trans woman's self-identity, you have to share it.
a) he never meant it but was trying to pass himself off as woke
b) his ego is so fragile, he'll abandon his ethics over a slap on the wrist for shit that should've ended him
c) he knows he's wrong but is catering to bigots because progressives won't have him anymore
The reality is that most of the world doesn't care that much, and being dead to Left Twitter carries no real weight.
This all happened the same year Mel Gibson - who beat his girlfriend til her teeth were broken - starred in family comedy Daddy's Home 2.
But I also understood the reflex.
He has to be dead to you, personally, because, no matter what you do, he won't lose his career.
It falls short of justice but it's as close as we can manage.
And that's part of why Louie's rather predictable return as an angry, humorless carbon-copy of Milo is so exhausting.
Because, really, all that talk of redemption was hypothetical, wasn't it?
When has that EVER happened?
Because what is that other than cynicism? And should cynicism be a virtue?
But do any of us *actually* believe it will happen? Does it GAIN us anything to act like we do?
They can have their career back whenever they want it.
But I wish it felt like there were any point in even giving them the option, because, historically, they never seem to take it.