Following a series of events that most comedy fans will agree is absolute bullshit, Louis C.K. has withdrawn from his role hosting the Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner this June. It appears that C.K. is trying to avoid the ridiculous circus of controversy caused by Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren’s proposed boycott of the event, in which she takes issue with C.K.’s jokes about Sarah Palin and calls him a “pig” who “denigrates women.”
Sure, he denigrates Sarah Palin to no end. But she’s one politician, not some representative of all womankind. As Michael Ian Black writes in a blog post contrasting C.K. with Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments against women, “His insult referred to a specific woman at a specific time and place.” In short, anyone who thinks that Louis C.K. is anti-woman is clearly not very familiar with his act. Too bad they won’t get a chance to get familiar at the correspondents’ dinner.