Louis C.K. reportedly put his differences with Roseanne Barr aside when he heard about the “Roseanne” cancellation.
According to Norm Macdonald, the defamed comedian called Barr to share stories about their imploding careers.
“Roseanne was so broken up [after her show was cancelled] that I got Louis to call her, even though Roseanne was very hard on Louis before that,” Macdonald told The Hollywood Reporter while promoting his new Netflix show “Norm Macdonald Has A Show”. “But she was just so broken and just crying constantly.”
He continued, “There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, ‘What about the victims?’ But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that… They both said they had a good conversation and were just giving any advice you could give to each other. There would be no way for me to even understand that advice, because who has ever gone through such a thing? All their work in their entire life being wiped out in a single day, a moment.”
MacDonald was torn down on Twitter for “minimizing” victims of racism and sexual misconduct by defending C.K. and Barr. He responded by writing, “I am deeply sorry” in a tweet on Tuesday.
Barr had previously slammed C.K. after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced: “I’ve heard so many stories. Not just him, but a lot of [male comics]. And it’s just par for the course.”
ABC cancelled Barr’s show “Roseanne” after the actress’ racist tirade on Twitter.
“Norm Macdonald Has A Show” begins streaming Sept. 14.