Louis CK Sex Talk Gets NPR Show Cancelled

'Fresh Air' and Terry Gross booted in Mississippi
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2010 8:17 AM CDT
Louis CK Sex Talk Gets NPR Show Cancelled
Comedian Louis CK poses for a photo at the premiere of "Louis CK: Hilarious" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Mississippi Public Broadcasting dumped the popular NPR show “Fresh Air” and its host Terry Gross on Monday, citing “recurring inappropriate content.” Speculation ran wild that the inappropriate content might be political, or related to its recent gay rights interviews. But, nope, it turns out it was an interview with Louis CK, in which he talked about having sex with his shirt on, the Rachel Maddow Show’s blog reports.

The state’s colleges often use NPR as hold music (hold talk?). So when some lucky caller was treated, without warning, to a discussion of the comedian's bedroom habits—Louis likes to wear a shirt to hide his gut, and must be on his back, “because I think I should always be the victim of the sex”—he didn't laugh, he complained. The station, which has a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate content, promptly killed the show. You can listen to the interview here (the sex comments come about nine minutes in).

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