Louis C.K. Drops Out Of Congressional Correspondents Dinner Speech After Fox's Greta Van Susteren Complains
Louis C.K. has dropped out of hosting the Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents dinner after Fox News host Greta Van Susteren threatened to not attend.
C.K.'s take-no-prisoners brand of stand up comedy apparently rubs Van Susteren the wrong way. "Louis C.K. Comedian? I don't think so. Pig? Yes," she wrote on her blog on March 8.
The Fox News host included a few choice quotations from C.K.'s Twitter and stand up, which she argued made attending the event unconscionable. "I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him," she added. "I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is. It is no secret that he denigrates women."
According to CNN's Peter Hamby, however, Van Susteren's blustering wasn't to blame for the Emmy award-winning comedian's decision to drop out:
Louis CK cancels on RTCA Dinner ... His agent: "He just didn't want to do it anymore."— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) March 9, 2012
C.K. is the creator and star of "Louie," a semi-autobiographical FX original series in which C.K. plays a fictionalized version of himself. The show chronicles his trials and tribulations of raising two daughters as a divorcé in New York City.
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