The other day, Louis CK released his long-awaited standup comedy special “Sincerely Louis CK,” his first since having to sit down for a minute after being accused of rubbing one out in front of aspiring female comedians, thus ruining their careers.
I of course copped, both as a matter of principle and because I don’t understand enough about computers to be able to get it for free. Alas, as an essential worker, I’ve yet to have time to DL and have a look. Maybe this weekend. Sunday is Easter. Church is canceled because of Corona, and I’ll be in need of a good message.
Now is a good time for Louis CK to release a special for a number of reasons, not least of which being the fact that he can’t perform this material live anymore, with all of the clubs being closed (Corona is the true cancel culture), but also because America needs healing, both literally and figuratively.
If nothing else good comes from Corona, which is a distinct possibility, I hope it leads to an end to specious non-con sex allegations and cynical, social-media-driven attempts to destroy the careers of some of our finest artists and entertainers.
Below, I’ve put together a list of reasons why Corona should mark the end of #MeToo. With all due respect, past and present, and without further adieu.
1) Harvey Weinstein might die of Corona
Regardless of whether you think he did anything wrong, I think we can agree that it was important, symbolically, to single out someone who happens to be Jewish and hold him responsible for every single bad thing that ever happened to a woman.
Supposedly, Weinstein caught Corona in prison. If he did, he’s old and sick enough that he might die from it. In a sense, the #MeToo movement will have killed someone, and hopefully that will be enough for them to move on with their lives.
2) There’s never been a safer time to be a woman
With everyone on lockdown except my fellow essential workers, i.e. mostly guys and ugly women, there’s basically no way a woman can be assaulted. Hollywood productions—including, most importantly, the third season of “Succession"—have been put on hold.
Most white collar work is being conducted via the sketchy chat app Zoom. If a woman appears naked on Zoom, it’s because she was trying to get a raise the old fashioned way, or because she’s not good with technology, in which case she wasn’t qualified for the job anyway.
3) We’ve got more important things to worry about
I’m not saying men should be allowed to harass women during a global pandemic. I’m just saying. There’s elderly people hooked up to ventilators who won’t even be able to see their families before they die.
It was one thing when Taylor Swift was on Instagram trying to re-litigate that Kanye song four years after the fact. She was pulled from school at a young age to pursue a career in music. It’s quite possible that she doesn’t know how to read. Journalists, by definition, know how to read, so I expect a little bit more from them.
It’s a tough time we’re going through, not having anything to do except watch Tiger King and/or producer battles on Instagram Live, having to ask your parents for money just to pay the rent, potentially running out of toilet paper… Let’s show a little compassion.
Take it easy on yourself,