Louis CK's friend Gaby Hoffmann says 'cancel culture nonsense is hugely problematic'

Gaby Hoffmann
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US actress Gaby Hoffmann has voiced her concerns about the current "binary, right or wrong, cancel culture nonsense is hugely problematic" describing it as "binary, right or wrong, cancel culture nonsense is hugely problematic".

The 42 year old Field Of Dreams star, who is set to appear as Cassie in the upcoming Netflix drama series Eric, opened up about her relationship with comedian Louis CK, who faced sexual misconduct allegations in 2017.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Hoffmann remarked: "Louis is a friend. Not a close friend, but you know, I had a good personal experience working with Louis."

She continued, "I think everybody has the right to feel how they feel and say what they have to say about experiences they've had."

Hoffmann went on to express her views on human fallibility: "I also think that we are dynamic, complicated human beings with a lot going on, and we fail and we make mistakes."

She added, "And there's redemption and there's recovery."

Regarding her stance on Louis CK's actions, she stated, "Louis is a human being who has many flaws, as we all do. And I don't feel the need to distance myself from him for actions that were problematic."

The conversation with Hoffmann also touched upon her time working with Jeffrey Tambor on the US comedy-drama series Transparent, where he played transgender woman Maura Pfefferman before being removed from the Amazon Prime show due to misconduct allegations, which he denied while acknowledging his difficult behaviour.

Expressing affection for Tambor, Hoffmann said, "I have a great deal of love for Jeffrey,".

She concluded with warmth, "If he were to walk into the room right now, I would embrace him with everything I've got."

"Was there bad behaviour? Apparently so. Does that define who he is for me completely? No."

The actress expressed her concerns about the "binary, right or wrong, cancel culture nonsense is hugely problematic" which she believes is "binary, right or wrong, cancel culture nonsense is hugely problematic". She further added that it has become increasingly difficult "to sit in the discomfort of the middle" and engage "in a civil and understanding way" during these times of "we all are facing extraordinary changes at unprecedented speed".

Reflecting on the forthcoming US presidential election, Hoffmann described the candidates as "incredibly problematic", a sentiment which she feels "speaks to the state of our failing democracy in America".

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