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Here's How Late-Night Hosts And Other Celebs Are Responding To The Louis C.K. News

"Now that I think bout it, all women in Hollywood should win double Oscars for acting like all the men were cool all along."

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The New York Times ran a story on Thursday in which five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct.

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The comedian released a lengthy statement on Friday admitting the women's stories were true and stating that he felt remorseful.

Before his statement came out, C.K.'s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, was dropped by its distributor, HBO said it will remove the comedian's work from its streaming services, and Netflix scrapped plans for a comedy special.

In light of the C.K. news, and with mounting allegations of sexual harassment across Hollywood, lots of celebrities and comedians weighed in on the latest news.

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"At this point, we’re going to need a new Oscar category this year,” Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, joked Thursday night. "Best Actor Whose Movies We Can’t Watch Anymore.’”

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"In fact, now that I think bout it, all women in Hollywood should win double Oscars for acting like all the men were cool all along," Noah said. "Every single one of them."

"Like, it's getting to the point where when I see a beloved celebrity's name trending on Twitter I'm like, 'Aww, please tell me they're dead.'"

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, noted C.K. had been set to appear on his show on Thursday night but cancelled before the Times story published. "For those of you tuning in to see my interview with Louis C.K. tonight, I have some bad news," Colbert said. "Then I have some really bad news."

The conversation didn't just happen on television, either; comedians, writers, producers, and actors shard their thoughts on C.K. online. "When you disrespect and sexually harass young, vulnerable people you become a dream killer," Judd Apatow tweeted.

This to me was one of the saddest parts of the Louis CK story in the @nytimes. When you disrespect and sexually har… https://t.co/owX8Zy67QT

"I was waiting for this one," actor Mara Wilson said.

I’ve been hearing things for the past few years. Some of these were surprising — I somehow didn’t know about Spacey… https://t.co/X7tcSpxY5M

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Seinfeld's Jason Alexander tweeted a message to the men of the world.

Gentlemen, comedy is often inappropriate. It is sometimes daring and audacious and shocking. But our behavior, in t… https://t.co/0bv797zK46

Marc Maron said he'd share more thoughts on his podcast.

I've been friends with Louis CK for a long time. I read the article and none of it is good. I'll have more to say a… https://t.co/rTVVNazHCv

Writer Roxane Gay couldn't believe C.K. would have the audacity to make a film like I Love You, Daddy, with its controversial themes of sex and perversion.

I can't stop thinking how Louis CK was so confident in the system continuing to enable him that he made, "Daddy, I Love You."

Timothy Simons of Veep said he was no longer a C.K. fan.

I was a fan of Louis CK because I thought his work was brave and personal. The woman coming forward are way more br… https://t.co/uzt2tceFWQ

While comedian and writer Megan Amram took the chance to slam C.K. as overrated.

As a father of an overrated comic, I really feel for Louis ck

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom also weighed in...

Fuck yes they're brave. NO MORE SILENCING. https://t.co/8WnMUR6lZf

As did actor and comedian Michael Ian Black...

For everybody asking, I know and like Louis C.K. I won't defend him. This is inexcusable and he needs to address it. https://t.co/wyA5ImeDO7

And Roseanne Barr.

so many of my comedian friends have texted me to say:thank God Louis CK is found out--ALL of them are MEN-gender has 0 2 do w morality.

While Rosie O'Donnell said she'll never be surprised about men again.

wow i guess nothing will ever surprise me again regarding men Louis C.K. - https://t.co/brUoHJT78y

Last word goes to Lena Headey from Game of Thrones, who was not a fan of C.K.'s confession/apology.

Louis CK. The words you wrote are a shitshow of narcissistic cock soup.

Michael Blackmon is an entertainment writer with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Michael Blackmon at michael.blackmon@buzzfeed.com.

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