The Grammys stirred uproar earlier this month when they gave the shamed comedian Louis C.K., the prize for Best Comedy Album, half a decade after he was publicly dragged for allegedly exposing himself to and masturbating in front of five women.
One of the accusers was writer Julia Wolov who told The New York Times in a 2017 interview that she ran off in panic when C.K. got unclad and masturbated in front of her and her pal at a comedy festival in 2002.
Wolov has now returned to criticize C.K.’s recent accomplishment, claiming that his victory at the 2022 Grammy Awards shows that “nobody cares,” and the #MeToo movement hasn’t done much either.
Wolov Believes There Are No Longer Concerns About Sexual Misconduct
In an interview with Variety, Wolov held nothing back as she highlighted that C.K.’s recent victory was a diminishing impact of the declining effect of sexual assault allegations. She expressed her outrage that the comedian could be honored on such a large stage as the Grammys after several allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against him.
“Nobody cares. That’s the message this sends,” Wolov decried. “It really does. That’s the truth.”
She added: “It’s such bulls–t. What is wrong with people? Wouldn’t it be nice if people would not be rewarded for bad behavior?”
“But what are you supposed to do? These people voted for him. I guess that’s what happens when comedy and music comes together.”
C.K. discreetly swerved off on his own road with his fans after most of his big Hollywood projects were canceled due to the sexual misconduct charge, pressing on with fresh content at comedy clubs. Following the premiere of his special, “Sincerely, Louis C.K.,” he won the Grammy for best comedy album, which many, including Wolov, have deemed as questionable.
Wolov Questioned Why People Still Collaborate With Louis C.K.
Wolov also directed her blazing words at people who have chosen to collaborate with the comedian even though they are quite acquainted with the news of his sexual misconduct allegations.
“Whoever the decision-makers are, is it that necessary that you have to work with this person who has been showing his dick to everyone in town?” she pondered aloud. “Do you have to work with him that badly? There are so many funny people. Why him? Why not them? Why not anyone but him?”
The writer went on to say that she is still plagued with calls and texts from individuals who want to know her thoughts on whether the comic should be permitted to release new material. Ultimately, she admitted that she does not write the rules and has learned to deal with that.
Wolov Said She Has Been Labelled As A Trouble Maker
The entire heinous experience, as well as witnessing C.K. effortlessly move on from the situation, has had a significant influence on Wolov. While the writer confessed that she does not care about what he does, she believes it is wrong that he can get away with few repercussions.
Wolov stressed that the incident had far-reaching ramifications for everyone, including C.K. She did, however, point out that, unlike the rest of them, the comic had his riches to comfort himself with. Furthermore, Wolov lamented that she has been labeled a “troublemaker” in the world of comedy, even though many people privately thank her for speaking up.
Critics Said Louis C.K’s Comedy Special Is Proof That ‘Cancel Culture Is A Myth’
Wolov is not the only one who has felt off about C.K. being allowed to return to the industry despite the trail of the accusation. The comedian had dropped a comedy special in December 2021, and while his loyal fans welcomed the new project, several social media chose to take shots at him and also alluded in the process that “cancel culture is a myth.”
So Louis CK has a new special out, "Sorry," that he is selling online. An ad ran during SNL. For those who forgot, Louis CK sexually assaulted a series of women comedians, then went right back to work and no one blinked. So quit whining about cancel culture, because it's a myth.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) December 19, 2021
“So Louis CK has a new special out, Sorry, that he is selling online,” the detractor wrote at the time. “An ad ran during SNL… quit whining about cancel culture because it’s a myth.”
While Wolov is still being trailed by the lingering effect of the sexual misconduct, the accused comedian has gone on to make light of the incident, making several comments in his recent projects that belittled the intensity and seriousness of his terrible actions.