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Michael Ian Black struck after the defense of Louis C. K. on Twitter

Michael Ian Black was slammed on social media after the defence of Louis C. K.’s return to stand-up after sexual misconduct allegations.

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Michael Ian Black was slammed on Twitter after he defended disgraced comedian Louis C. K.’s return to stand-up months after he admitted to the allegations of sexual misconduct.

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The New York Times reported, the Louis C. K. performed Sunday night at the Comedy Cellar in New York City for what seemed like the first time since the allegations emerged.

The five women in November accused the comedian of inappropriate behavior. The comedian gave a statement about the women of the stories were true, and the expression of remorse for his actions. The actions resulted in the end of his production deal with FX Networks and the cancellation of a film release.

LOUIS C. K. PERFORMS at NYC CLUB FOR the FIRST time SINCE the ADMISSION TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: REPORT

Black defended the comedian is back to say he was “glad” to see him try to revive his career.

“Heat for this, but people have to be allowed to serve their time and move on with their lives. I don’t know if it’s been long enough, or his career will recover, or if people have him back, but I’m happy to see him try,” Black tweeted.

Take heat for this, but people have to be allowed to serve their time and move on with their lives. I don’t know if it’s been long enough, or his career will recover, or if people have him back, but I’m happy to see him try. https://t.co/QmqdGJnIjy

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 28, 2018

The black tweet was met with criticism and “Wet Hot American Summer” star tweeted again to clarify what he meant.

“I expect a lot of this, so I will only say, that I’m not going to defend what he did or what he lost or what his punishment should be.’ I’m only saying, that we are in uncharted waters and we need to figure out how to go forward,” he wrote.

I expect a lot of this, so I will only say, that I’m not going to defend what he did or what he lost or what his punishment should be.” I’m only saying, that we are in uncharted waters and we need to figure out how to move forward. https://t.co/HWo8DjqxVo

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 28, 2018

Black gave a couple of tweets to clarify his sentiment.

“My empathy is not for Louis. It is for the recognition that we are in a cultural moment in which some of the people that terrible things have no route to salvation. That lack of a path creates a situation where we are casting people, but not giving them a way back,” he wrote.

The #metoo movement is incredibly powerful and important, and of vital importance. A next step, among many steps, figuring out a way for the men who are trapped in the search for redemption.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 28, 2018

“The #MeToo movement is incredibly powerful and important, and of vital importance. A next step, among many steps, figuring out a way for the men who are caught up in the finding of redemption,” he concluded.

Social media users slammed the Black statement with actress Amber Tamblyn.

I think we need to be asking women, especially women in comedy, how they feel about this instead of explaining what should or should not be allowed. Deferring to women in a moment like this is what allyship looks like, Michael. https://t.co/jGwYyV0cAq

— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) August 28, 2018

“I think we need to be asking women, especially women in comedy, how they feel about this instead of explaining what should or should not be allowed. Deferring to women in a moment like this is what allyship looks like, Michael,” she wrote.

michael ian black’s defense of Louis CK now it seems that men have more compassion for each other embarrassed than for women who have been sexually assaulted

— Aimée Lutkin (@alutkin) August 28, 2018

“Michael Ian Black’s defence of Louis C. K. now it turns out that men have more compassion for each other embarrassed than for women who have been sexually assaulted,” a social media user wrote.

I’m so sick of people like Michael Ian Black to worry about the path back to redemption, of abusive men. Where is the path back for their victims? Because their path must be paved for the perpetrators

— Stephanie Lucianovic 🐞💀📦🌼 (@grubreport) August 28, 2018

“I’m so sick of people like Michael Ian Black to worry about the path back to redemption, of abusive men. Where is the path back for their victims? Because their path must be paved for the perpetrators,” another person tweeted.

Cool, your attitude is making it less safe for women comics to survive in their chosen field, without victims of sexual violence, and then lied about it

— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) August 28, 2018

“Cool, your attitude is making it less safe for women comic to survive in their chosen field, without victims of sexual violence, and then lied about it,” another person wrote.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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