After Louis CK was accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women who spoke to the New York Times , the comedian furnished a long apology, which was immediately panned for being narcissistic and evasive.
“The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly,” read the statement of the comedian, who has been accused of masturbating in front of multiple women. “I...took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community.”
His comments, which were criticised for dwelling on his achievements while not using the word “sorry”, have now been set to music by comedian, writer and producer Lauren Maul. With a catchy refrain that asserts that CK never showed any woman his penis “without asking first”, the song highlights the ridiculousness of the statement and has the makings of an earworm.
Maul is the creator of the web series Amazon Reviews! The Musical, and Next Level Anxiety.
The Louis CK Apology...Set to Music, is part of Maul’s forthcoming album titled Apologies From Men, which the filmmaker describes as a “series of famous male apologies set to music”.
After multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape were reported against producer Harvey Weinstein in October, several prominent Hollywood personalities have been accused of misconduct, including CK, Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor, Brett Ratner and James Toback.