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How can you separate the art from the artist if the art is all about what they did wrong?

From Louis C.K. to Roman Polanski, we must question why men are allowed to create works which minimise the acts they stand accused of

By Caspar Salmon  

The comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual harassment. Photo: Wikimedia commons

There’s a scene in the first season of the popular television show Louie in which Louis C.K., the popular comedian, is interrupted by a woman talking during his show. He asks her to stop talking, but she carries on, and even heckles him, telling him he’s not funny. (I’ve checked the episode in question, and can verify that the routine she interrupted was indeed not funny). Louis C.K then confronts her about her objections to his material, saying: “You…

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