Netflix has not deleted Louis C.K.'s existing specials as of now, the company has released Live at the Comedy Store in 2015 and another TV Special documentary entitled Louis C.K. 2017. The first came out earlier this year.
As previously reported, C.K. responded with an apology and said the stories were true after he received major backlash following the Times piece. "My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K". As Nussbaum reminds us, C.K.'s standup "is not merely confessional... it's also focused on sex and ethics, as well as on questions of decency, fatherhood, masculinity, and, at times, feminism".
The content removed by HBO includes stand-up specials and its series Lucky Louie, starring C.K.in the title role. (Both confirmed the incident to the Times.) They discussed curtailing production, but Corry opted to continue with the show.
In addition, the network also announced that they were removing all Louis' past projects from their On Demand services.
Many people assume that, when a male artist makes thoughtful work about misogyny, his insights are shaped by sympathy for and solidarity with women. "I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further", he added.
And it's not just collaborators who are backing away from C.K. Stars in the comedy world and Hollywood at large quickly reacted to the news on social media, voicing their disgust and concern. "This is inexcusable and he needs to address it", Michael Ian Black tweeted. "I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position".
Louis C.K. performs during the 10th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Show at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City.