I was thinking the same thing. What he did was repulsive and even a perfect apology can only do so much. I felt this one was genuine, showed true remorse and learning. It’s nothing like the creepy crap that Spacey put out.
As this whole mess plays out, I start to wonder what is forgivable? A lot of this will be played out in the court of public opinion, with very few prosecutions. It will be how we all react that will seal the fate of these men. So where is the line? What can and can’t be forgiven? What proof is reasonable to destroy someone’s livelihood? What is the right amount of remorse or punishment? Can someone be redeemed for past errors with recent actions? Will we just overlook the actions of those we like and vilify the actions of those we dislike?
I liked Louis CK. I see his actions as bad, but not at the level of some of the other revelations of late. I see his apology as sincere. I don’t want to support his behaviour, but at the same time it seems overkill to permanently destroy his career. I expect he’ll take some time away from the spotlight, then gradually rebuild.