Can TMZ be swayed by an appeal to exercise some human decency? We're about to find out. On Wednesday night, Louis C.K. asked the site to take down video of the car crash that killed comedy writer and stand-up performer James McNair, and left Tracy Morgan and two other passengers seriously injured. The campaign started with a plea from the daughter of comedian Ardie Fuqua, who is shown being pulled from the wreckage unconscious. "This is hurting my heart so bad that this video is posted for all to see," she wrote on Instagram. "No one should see my father this way." In a series of tweets, C.K. urged his followers to tell TMZ to remove the video of his friends, saying "Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't."
Here's Krizya Fuqua's message:
Then Louis C.K. tweeted:
Take it down TMZ. Now. Please. http://t.co/evEFvWniIJ— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Ur all crashing the Link to story. Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte in a terrible crash. They are in ICU— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't.— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ— Louis C.K. (@louisck) June 12, 2014
Now a few other celebrities are joining in. Early on Thursday morning, TMZ still hadn't removed the video.
.@HarveyLevinTMZ please take down the accident video.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 12, 2014
Hey @tmz be decent and take down the video of that crash.— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) June 12, 2014
.@TMZ is our worst cultural offering. It's just a click below "Ow My Balls."— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 12, 2014