In the past two weeks we’ve canceled the TV show Cops, Aunt Jemima syrup and pancake mix, and pulled down a bunch of old Confederate statues.
Looks like comedian Chris D’Elia might be next in line to get the axe, after allegations of sexual harassment recently emerged.
“Comedian Chris D’Elia has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women when they were underage as accusations of grooming and the solicitation of nude photos and meeting up for sex spread on Twitter.
On Tuesday, a Twitter user named Simoné, who uses the handle @girlpowertbh started a thread in which she shared screenshots of DM conversations alleging to be between herself and D’Elia when she was 16-year-old in 2014.
She wrote: “for the longest time i thought it was embarrassing for ME that i was interacting with this older man but he was the one who DM’d me on twitter and was the one who was twice my age and was the one that used the power imbalance between us to his advantage so f*** chris d’elia.”
The thread quickly went viral on Tuesday, paving the way for an avalanche of accusations against the Undatable actor, who is aged 40.”
No statement or response from D’Elia or his reps.
Can’t say I’m too familiar with his comedy, but the few times I did see him he came off as pretty raw. He dropped an ISIS joke during one of those Comedy Central roasts, which was a little… uncomfortable at the time.