Olivia Munn called out Dave Chappelle after he made a joke about one of the women who accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct.
“I do believe that comedians are there to make light of really serious issues because it helps take the steam out of things. But what Dave Chappelle did, [calling a Louis C.K. accuser ‘weak’], I didn’t find that funny,” Munn shared Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter about how she plans to host this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. (RELATED: Hollywood Mogul Allegedly Masturbated In Front Of Olivia Munn)
“When you’re talking about women who are physically or sexually violated, and on top of that, pushed out of our business– whether it’s people stopping opportunities for them, or the experience of having to watch their abuser continue to flourish scours them from this business– then it’s in poor taste, and it’s really tone-deaf to the experiences of others,” she added.
“And I think especially Chappelle, as a minority, should show more empathy for the experience of other people who are abused and belittled and pushed down,” she continued. “You don’t shy away from things, but you also don’t say it just to be mean, or just to get a laugh. The big thing is moving forward. We have to elevate each other. Elevate other women, minorities, and the LGBTQ. That will be the big thing: to change history, get more opportunities and not only be known for the abuses that have happened to us.”
The comment comes after Chappelle ripped on one of C.K.’s accusers in his latest Netflix comedy special about her being too “weak” to just hang up the phone after she accused the disgraced comedian of masturbating while he was on the phone with her.
“One lady said, ‘Louis C.K. masturbated in front of me, ruined my comedy dreams,'” Chappelle began. “Word? Well then I daresay, madam, you may have never had a dream. Come on, man, that’s a brittle spirit. That is a brittle-ass spirit, that is too much, this grown-ass woman.”
“Show business is just harder than that,” he added. “Them women sound… they sound weak. I know that sounds f–ked up, I’m not supposed to say that, but one of these ladies was like, ‘Louis C.K. was masturbating while I was on the phone with him.’ B–ch, you don’t know how to hang up a phone? How the f–k are you going to survive in show business if this is an actual obstacle to your dreams?”