Disney has made the call to cut Louis C.K. out of several episodes of Gravity Falls, after the comedian admitted to several instances of gross sexual misconduct with female colleagues.
C.K., who voiced a giant disembodied head named The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity for three episodes of the kooky cartoon, has been replaced by series creator Alex Hirsch for all subsequent network broadcasts.
A Disney spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter the episodes, which were originally released across 2015 and 2016, “are now on the Disney XD schedule around the world.”
In an interview before the New York Times’ massive exposé on the comic, Hirsch said “when I found out Louis was a fan of the show, I had to reach out to him. I’m a lifelong fan.”
The move mirrors Ridley Scott’s decision to recast Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All The Money In The World, and suggests that those accused of serious sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry can’t expect to have their legacy maintained by historic work.
For what it’s worth, you can check out the original footage, and Hirsch’s redub, in the clips below:
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