Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing for a blackface impression of NBA star Karl Malone, Chris D’Elia has now been dropped by agency CAA amid sexual misconduct allegations and Spike Lee is calling on NFL to pressure D.C.
Chris D'Elia's fall from the top of the comedy world continues. D'Elia's career has been destroyed by allegations that Chris D’Elia had solicited underage girls on social media. Deadline reports that Powerhouse agency CAA has dropped the disgraced comedian as a client. Over the weekend Whitney Cummings slammed D'Elia's behavior. She was “devastated and enraged by what I’ve read and learned” about the allegations.
From Wendy Williams to Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, celebrities are learning that freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. According to CNN, TV host and musician Nick Cannon is the latest to get schooled in 'cancel culture.' Following his anti-Semitic comments on his YouTube podcast, 'Cannon's Class,' Cannon lost a working relationship with ViacomCBS dating back to the 1990s.
Netflix has dropped a planned prank show featuring Chris D’Elia. The move comes after allegations of sexual misconduct made against the comedian. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed the news to The Independent. According to the LA Times, which first reported the development, the non-scripted show would have featured D’Elia and another comedian. The program had yet to go into production. D'Elia has been accused of grooming underaged girls for sex via social media.
Chris D’Elia was accused of sexually harassing underage girl. The accusations quickly went viral on social media. As a result, the actor received widespread condemnation from several fellow comedians. How have these accusations affected D’Elia’s career? Dankanator.com reports that D'Elia has been dumped by all his agents and managers. His cameos in sitcoms have been removed from streaming services. He lost sponsors for his podcast.
Chris D’Elia's fall from comedy has been swift and brutal. The disgraced comedian has been accused of sexually harassing teen girls on social media. D’Elia has been canned by his manager, 3 Arts Entertainment. His comedy gig booking agent, William Morris Endeavor, also severed ties with him, the Los Angeles Times reported. D’Elia has not been charged with anything criminal and denies wrongdoing, but HuffPo reports the consequences are piling up.
On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel made a surprise announcement: he's taking the summer off. Kimmel said: 'I've been doing this job for almost 18 years' and he needed a break." He said he and his family were fine but he wanted to spend some time with them. The Daily Mail reports that Kimmel wore blackface in The Man Show from 1999-2004 as NBA's Karl Malone. Jimmy Fallon wore blackface in a skit pretending to be Chris Rock in 2000. Fallon has apologized for the stunt.
Netflix has announced the Spike Lee directed film, "Rodney King" will be available to stream for free. The movie will become part of the streaming service's Black Lives Matter collection. According to CNN, the collection will feature films, TV shows, and documentaries. The movie centers around the1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles police. The acquittal of the officers involved in the beating lead to widespread riots that rocked Los Angeles.