Louis C.K. has been ousted as the headline act in the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner hosted in DC.
The liberal comedian came under fire from Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, who blasted him for his history of offensive comments about Sarah Palin and other women and threatened not to attend the correspondents dinner.
The ‘On the Record’ host said in her blog, GretaWire:
Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.
The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so. Pig? yes.
He uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.
I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him. I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is. It is no secret that he denigrates women.
The pushback against Rush Limbaugh hasn’t gotten him fired yet. Bill Maher still has a job too. But at least some progress has been made.
Pushback is like dieting. You don’t need to spend any money to do it. In fact it may save you money. You don’t have to join any groups. You don’t need to miss any work or time with your kids. It involves some sacrifice though, and you have to be consistent.
How do you pushback? You stop using certain products and services. You cancel memberships and subscriptions. You join boycotts. You express yourself – you contact the companies you are boycotting and you tell them why you aren’t buying what they are selling.
Rush Limbaugh gets paid to perform on a radio show. The network that employs him sells advertising spots based on his ratings. You can’t stop people from listening to his show, but if no advertisers will pay for spots on his program then the network will fire him even if his ratings are high.
Bill Maher works for HBO. There are no commercials on HBO. Do you subscribe to HBO? If you do then you are paying Bill’s salary whether you watch his show or not. If people start canceling their HBO subscriptions because of Bill Maher then HBO will fire him.
To be fair, a group calling itself One Million Moms tried to organize a boycott against J.C. Penney because of Ellen Degeneres. That didn’t work out so well. The difference is they were spreading hate. We are trying to pushback against it.
Pushback against misogyny. Zero tolerance.