Comedian Chris D'Elia faces a hailstorm of predatory sexual accusations, and so far, the comedy world appears completely unsurprised.
If 2020 weren’t serious enough, it just got a little less funny for Comedian Chris D’Elia.
Women from all over the world have been coming out of the woodwork to claim the 40-year-old Netflix comedian was a sexual deviant.
Worse, many claimed they were teenagers when D’Elia courted them.
If that weren’t enough, his peers are showing him zero mercy on Twitter.
Thanks to a Twitter user aptly titled “SheRatesDogs,” the allegations found a place to congregate.
One Twitter user said D’Elia exposed himself to a hotel maintenance woman. Another posted a screenshot of an email exchange from 2015. The accuser said she was a 16-year-old high schooler during this exchange:
She said her “entire Instagram was high school football games and spirit days.” Luckily for D’Elia, she said they never met up because she got a boyfriend.
There were several other creepy ‘underage’ claims, including this:
The list goes on and on and on.
To be clear, these are all allegations. Nothing has been proven yet.
With that in mind, you’d think some comedians would come out in his defense. But no. So far, they’re coming out with pitchforks.
When Louis CK was outed, comedians expressed disbelief. When Aziz Ansari was accused, comedians were confused. But when Chris D’Elia was accused, comedians were like, “yeah, that makes sense.”
Comedian and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin expressed it perfectly:
Former SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata gets in on the fun:
Comedian Kenny DeForest lays it on D’Elia:
America’s Got Talent comedian Alex Hooper, said:
Many tweets pointed out the irony of Chris D’Elia playing a pedophile in several TV roles:
To be fair, after searching diligently, we did find one prominent comic who seemed to acknowledge the scandal without trashing D’Elia.
Chapelle show co-creator Neal Brennan:
One Twitter user captured a screenshot of a tweet Brennan apparently sent and deleted:
While we await the fallout of this breaking story, one thing is undeniable; whether or not you’re attracted to minors, you should be nice to your coworkers.
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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:00 PM