After Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren started an uproar over comedian Louis C.K. headlining the 68th annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents, the red-haired funnyman has announced that he will no longer be performing.
On the Record conservative host Van Susteren wrote on her blog Thursday that she would not attend the Radio and Television Correspondents Assn. Dinner if the comedian remained the headliner, and urged others to boycott as well.
In the blog titled “I refuse to go to the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner — no one should go” she wrote:
Another pig ... and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.
The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so. Pig? yes.
C.K. is known as the fouled-mouthed funnyman who routinely points out the ridiculousness of the world we live in á la George Carlin, and makes no apologies for expressing his opinions, even when they don’t reflect popular opinion.
With all the hoopla around his appearance at the dinner, (it should be pointed out this is not the White House Correspondents Dinner) C.K. decided to back out of the June 8 event, with a rep saying, “He just didn’t want to do it anymore.”
Last year, the father of two received four Emmy nominations for his critically acclaimed FX series Louie and his stand-up special Louis C.K.: Hilarious.