Sarah Silverman Asks: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’
Written by Live605 on November 17, 2017
Comedian Sarah Silverman confronted one aspect of the wave of sexual abuse and misconduct revelations that have come out in recent weeks: the anguish when the perpetrator is a friend.
“I wish I could sit this one out,” she says in a monologue for her Hulu show I Love You, America. “But then I remembered something I said on this very show: that if it’s mention-able, it’s manageable. So I’m going to address the elephant masturbating in the room.”
She means, of course, the comedian Louis C.K., one of Silverman’s best friends for more than 25 years.
“This recent calling out of sexual assault has been a long time coming,” she says in the episode that aired Thursday night. “It’s good. It’s like cutting out tumors — it’s messy and it’s complicated and it is gonna hurt, but it’s necessary and we’ll all be healthier for it.”
“It sucks, and some of our heroes will be taken down and we will discover bad things about people we like, or in some cases, people we love.”
Information for this article was originally posted on NPR