Louis CK Cancels Speech After Conservative Outcry

Greta Van Susteren called for boycott of press dinner

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 10, 2012 6:54 AM CST

(Newser) – Comedian Louis CK has pulled out of speaking at the upcoming 68th Radio & Television Correspondents Association dinner, saying that "he just didn't want to do it anymore," reports the Hollywood Reporter. The move came after conservatives balked, most notably Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. She wrote on her blog that she would not attend the event because of CK, calling him a "pig" for previous comments he had made about women and Sarah Palin. (She lists some in her post.)

"It's because he said those things about Sarah Palin that the DC media thought it was OK," said conservative writer Kristinn Taylor, according to Politico. "If he had said those things about Michelle Obama, no way in hell he would've been invited."

Louis C.K. arrives at the premiere party for FX's 'Wilfred' and 'Louie' on June 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Louis C.K. arrives at the premiere party for FX's 'Wilfred' and 'Louie' on June 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
Greta Van Susteren attends the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2010.
Greta Van Susteren attends the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2010.   (Getty Images)
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