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Hannah Gadsby Thinks Louis CK Can Redeem Himself, He's Just Refusing To Do It

After previously criticising CK for his behaviour, Hannah Gadsby is back at it again.

Hannah Gadsby is definitely not shy when it comes to calling out imbalances and injustices in the entertainment world post #MeToo, particularly when it comes to her comments about disgraced comedian Louis CK.

After calling CK “a joke” and criticising him over his inability to reassess his position of power following his admission of sexual misconduct in 2017, Gadsby has now said he can still find redemption, the problem is that he refuses to do so.

Speaking to Indiewire, Gadsby says CK has a “clear path to redemption” but he’s “just not taking it,” opting instead to be “self-indulgent” and a “cry baby” about the whole thing.

She remarked that his recent slew of stand-up comedy shows aren’t a path of redemption and show nothing more than him “throwing a tantrum for the tantrum itself.”

Gadsby definitely is onto something here about CK. After being put in a naughty corner for about a year to think about what he’d done, CK started performing stand-up again in 2018.

But rather than learning a big lesson on why jerking off in front of women without their consent is wrong and working those learnings into his material in a thoughtful way (like Aziz Ansari), CK is doing the same offensive jokes about women and masturbation he did prior to his sexual misconduct admission, as well as some new ones about shooting survivors and transgender people because why the hell not.

Not only does this tell us that he’s learned nothing, he actually thinks he’s the victim in this whole thing.

When asked whether other disgraced comedians aside from CK can find redemption, Gadsby says it’s applicable to “anyone” as “there’s an issue at large, at it goes across all issues of representation.”

CK and many other disgraced comedians have a lot of work to do if they want to redeem themselves. But if they take the CK “cry baby” route, then that path to redemption is going to be a never ending road to nowhere and you can be sure that Hannah Gadsby will call them out on it again and again.

Katy Perry Has Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct, And It’s Not The First Time

A male model has come out against Katy Perry with some damning harassment accusations.

Actor and model Josh Kloss has come out with sexual misconduct accusations against Katy Perry.

Kloss, who was featured in Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ music video, took to Instagram with a lengthy post detailing his negative experience of working with her back in 2010 before claiming she sexually harassed him at party and making him feel “pathetic and embarrassed.”

The actor alleges that while he was at a party with the singer, she “pulled [his] Adidas sweats and underwear out as far as she could to show a couple of her guy friends and the crowd around [them], [his] penis.”

Kloss claims that he tolerated Perry’s behaviour at the time as it was the only job he had, which he says he was paid $650 for, and was “lorded over” by the singer’s representatives to not say anything about her publicly.

The accusations come on the eve of ‘Teenage Dream’s’ ninth anniversary and rather than mark the date with a cover, Kloss decided to come forward and talk about “one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs” he’s ever done.

At a time when the #MeToo movement is in full flow, Kloss remarked that “our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting.”

This isn’t the first time Perry has been accused of questionable behaviour with men. There was the 2018 American Idol incident where she forced a kiss upon a contestant – who had never been kissed before – as well as the 2017 iHeartRadio red carpet incident where she grabbed a then 18-year-old Shawn Mendes’ butt and left him visibly stunned.

With her copyright infringement case still fresh in everyone’s mind, it probably goes without saying that Katy Perry isn’t having a great time right now.

At the time of writing, she’s yet to issue out a statement on Kloss’s accusations.

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill And Many Others Owe Their Fame To Judd Apatow's Revenge

Judd Apatow found Seth Rogen and his buddies but pettiness made them into who they are now.

Of the many TV shows that were cancelled too early, Freaks and Geeks is one that hurts the most. Created by Judd Apatow and Paul Feig for NBC, and starring fresh faced unknowns like Seth Rogen, Lina Cardellini, James Franco, and Jason Segel, it was agonisingly cut short after one season of brutally honest yet funny high school shenanigans.

Everyone on that show has since become huge stars in their own right and have been in some massive blockbusters, but the seeds of their eventual rise to fame were all planted early on by Judd.

Not because he likes them or anything (though that is one part of it) but because he was out for pure revenge on NBC.

You want your revenge served cold or freezing?

Speaking at the 2014 PaleyFest, Apatow admitted that everything he’s done in his career was “revenge for the people who canceled Freaks and Geeks.” While this may seem like a bit of a joke, there’s some merit to it.

Judd’s first big hit was 40 Year Old Virgin and he has since parlayed that success into making the careers of his Freaks and Geeks cast. His follow up film to Virgin was Knocked Up, which starred Seth alongside a heap of other Freaks and Geeks cast members and their buddies, and it was an even bigger hit than Virgin.

In fact, all of the films directed by Judd have had at least one Freaks and Geeks cast member in it in some capacity, which is definitely not a coincidence.

…Is it because I like Coldplay?

Beyond his own films, Judd also used his producing power to get films by his Freaks and Geeks cast made that would’ve otherwise been thrown in the trash by other studios.

There was Seth’s Superbad (which starred launched the career of his buddy Jonah Hill) and Pineapple Express (which revitalised James Franco’s career), Jason’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Paul’s Bridesmaids. One gets the feeling that Judd couldn’t care less if all these films flopped, just as long as the NBC suit who cancelled Freaks and Geeks was brought to tears.

Judd ultimately won (and is still winning) his super-petty rampage of revenge because not only did all those aforementioned movies become smash hits but nearly all of his Freaks and Geeks cast are huge stars because of it. Hell, Seth is in The Lion King, Linda is in Dead To Me, and Jonah has two frigging Oscar nominations. That’s some good revenging right there.

So next time you see watch a Seth Rogen or Jonah Hill film, just know that this was all possible because Judd Apatow just wanted to make the NBC executive who cancelled his TV show cry.

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