i still can’t believe netflix cast chris d’elia as the pedophile in season to of “you” like the literal IRONY— simoné (@girlpowertbh) June 16, 2020
i am also definitely not the only underage girl he did this too. just an FYI.— simoné (@girlpowertbh) June 16, 2020
Comedian Chris D'Elia previously played a sexual predator/pedophile in both Netflix's You and Comedy Central's Workaholics. On June 16, Twitter user @girlpowertbh shared her real-life experience with him when she was underage.
This opened the floodgates, with countless others coming forward and posting similar experiences. D'Elia has been accused of [behind a cut]soliciting nude photos and hookups from teens, exposing himself to hotel staff, using nude photos as blackmail collateral, having sex with "blackout drunk" and "unconscious" teens and young women while sober himself, being verbally abusive when turned down or ignored, and more.
- You can read some of the accounts in the thread aggregated by user @SheRatesDogs [under the cut.]
- There are many more stories that have not yet been aggregated, too; [read some of them here.]
Not only is Simone the most trustworthy person I have ever met - she is one of multiple girls JUST FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL that I know for a fact chris delia preyed on while they were minors https://t.co/OEQTwIb2xV— G (@thottsberryfarm) June 17, 2020
fuck you @chrisdelia. you solicited nudes from minors while u were in vancouver and tried to fuck my friend when we were 16, and when i called u out on twitter you told her you’d ruin her life if i didn’t delete it. absolute pedophile scumbag— meg (@badhandjob) June 17, 2020
i am so unsurprised that multiple girls are coming out with almost the exact story as mine. it’s a known fact he’s a fucking perv and he plays those roles perfectly when acting lmao.— goblin (@michaelacoletta) June 17, 2020
Not my place to come forward on her behalf but now that you were brave enough to speak up there will be more people coming forward this was not an isolated incident— Cindy Fettuccini (@HotBotCindy) June 17, 2020
He was DMing a girl I know’s 16 year old sister and then when she said she was 16 and blocked him he started DMing the girl I know with the same lines— Dave McNamee (@DontFollowDave) June 17, 2020
literally just had this conversation with a friend YESTERDAY. thank you for your bravery in coming forward. pic.twitter.com/58Gf5KWRXJ— Mat (@mattekinzz) June 17, 2020
he added me on Snapchat when I was in highschool and would just send me pictures of his face, sometimes telling me he was in “Canada”? and asking to chill— Cassidy Maguire (@CassCityBitch) June 17, 2020
Alright y’all, I went back to my 2011 Facebook messenger and found the DMs from Chris D’Elia being creepy and persistent to me when I was 17 (more in thread) pic.twitter.com/mGr0IikcJT— Abby Grills (@AGrillz) June 17, 2020
CHRIS DELIA IS SCUM AND PEOPLE ARE FINALLY EXPOSING HIM. that fool was in my dms when I was 16, being all kind of weird and asking when we’d make out. couldn’t really come to terms with it until I saw him cast as HIMSELF (a fucking pedo) in You. https://t.co/sDVFKlQ8Xu— vané (@guavaempanada) June 17, 2020
WOWOWOWOWOW so glad im not the only girl who experienced this. I met him in a hotel bar on Halloween and he got mad I wouldn’t ditch my friends for him. I went to LA and texted him and he told me I was a bitch bc I wouldn’t go upstairs and sleep with him— tara fay (@tarafayy) June 17, 2020
Chris Delia is cancelled. He is a known pedophile in the community, stop making comedy a safe space for rapists and DONT blame drugs; here’s a thread of a ton of young girls around the country who have had similar experiences: https://t.co/3aMMn2s64f— natalie (@greenhillsbitch) June 17, 2020
I quit Zanies a week before his show and remember my friends who still worked there telling me about how crazy shit was and Chris Delia leaving a very young girl passed out in the green room & having to take care of it— natalie (@greenhillsbitch) June 17, 2020
Anyway not only is he a pervert but he’s a fucking mean and nasty person who clearly gets high off abusing his name and power. That’s not ok and I’m proud of everyone telling their stories. Fuck you lil baby. Life doesn’t rip so much anymore does it? 😩😘 (5/5)— Emily (@emily_bernie) June 17, 2020
Within 6 hours of the first tweet, D'Elia deleted his personal Facebook account and has been deleting old tweets. Some people have found and shared telling clips and screenshots, such as:
[Video, screenshots of predatory comments]
Chris D’Elia can’t tell the difference between 14 and 25 because he wants to fuck them both pic.twitter.com/bUubL6UB4N— the bad guy (@Herbert_Conrad) June 17, 2020
I think Chris D’Elia was trying to tell us something pic.twitter.com/dMlpPba0wp— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) June 17, 2020
At least one fellow male comedian reveals that he's aware of things D'Elia has done that are "way worse" than Louis CK, and [other comedy people weigh in.]
Mods, tweet still exists; screenshot to fit whole exchange.
This THREAD. a great point. Chris is not an outlier. This shit is so insidious and common - fetishizing young girls - and we are all complicit in this culture. @AnyaVolz https://t.co/lZdrhgaLGH https://t.co/VGFer51mH6— Jenny Yang (@jennyyangtv) June 17, 2020
One thing I’m sure of is that there are male comedians out there who knew what Chris D'Elia was up to and described it as “it’s just Chris being Chris”— Mohanad? (@MohanadElshieky) June 17, 2020
It's incredibly brave of these women to share their experiences with Chris D'Elia, but we really gotta try to do better as a comedy community with this shit so they don't have to - it's been a long day and I don't have any ideas, but this isn't working.— Ian Karmel (@IanKarmel) June 17, 2020
I am okay with 2020 being the year we cancel cops and Chris Delia.— Allie Goertz (@AllieGoertz) June 17, 2020
You wanna be an accomplice to a pedophile because they sell your club out? Fuck you! You’re trash!— Megan Gailey (@megangailey) June 17, 2020
comedy is a treasure trove of the type of guy who gets any amount of social currency and then thinks, "how can I use this to prey on underage girls"— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) June 17, 2020
shitty white dudes when a comedian is accused of creeping on young girls: "innocent until proven guilty!"— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) June 17, 2020
shitty white dudes when a black person is murdered by the police: "well MAYBE that person was guilty of a crime and deserved to be murdered!!!!"
The amazing thing about Chris d'Elia playing Henderson on YOU is that he's already participated in the debate over whether it would be morally okay to shoot him (and the show ended up saying yes)— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) June 17, 2020
i always pictured chris d'elia's fanbase to consist solely of guys who think the only thing holding them back from becoming america's next great standup is that they "haven't had time to drop by an open mic"— Megan MacKay (@mmmegan) June 17, 2020
Mods, sources are throughout. It was too hard to keep track of all of them separate from the tweets themselves.