Fiona Apple Speaks Out Against Louis C.K. and His Attempted Comeback
"Fuck him... and for the record, he didn't apologize"
Published Apr 17, 2020Fiona Apple just wowed fans with her new album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, which Exclaim! just awarded a perfect 10. In the press cycle surrounding the album, she's taken the opportunity to speak out against disgraced comedian Louis C.K., with whom she briefly had a relationship.
Last month, Apple told the New Yorker that Louis C.K. was "weak" for not adequately addressing the allegations that he pressured women into watching him masturbate without consent. Now, she's gone into more detail with her criticisms.
In a new interview with Vulture, Apple said the following:
I know he's got such a great brain and he understands why he did that shit. I feel robbed that he's not giving us what he thinks about that. And the fact that he's complaining about the money he lost, and that tired joke of, "Hey, how's everybody's 2020? Did everybody have a great year?" That was a bad joke when it was done the first time, but it's not even a joke. The one thing I will say about that situation is that the women he harassed continue to be harassed by his little bros. By the little Louis bros. Fuck you, Louis bros. And fuck him for not even just acknowledging that. And for the record, he didn't apologize.
She then continued:
[Louis] recently said something like, "Women are really good at seeming like they're okay when they're not okay." And that's true, but don't you fucking act like their discomfort and not-okay-ness wasn't exactly what got you off. I am a very forgiving person. But I cannot forgive someone who cannot acknowledge what needs to be forgiven.
Stream Apple's album Fetch the Bolt Cutters and read Exclaim!'s album review here.