Gravity Falls redubbed by Disney XD to remove Louis C.K.
The erasure of Louis C.K. continues after the comedian admitted to sexual misconduct following revelations published in The New York Times. Disney XD has now scrubbed Louis C.K. from the show Gravity Falls and re-dubbed the character with showrunner Alex Hirsch, the network confirmed.
“The role was rerecorded approximately one month ago and new versions of three episodes are now on the Disney XD schedule around the world,” a spokesperson for the Disney Channel told EW. “Series creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch is now credited as playing the character.”
Louis C.K. had voiced the character of The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity, a large disembodied head with an arm growing out of it. Appearing in the episode “Weirdmageddon: Part 1,” the beast crawled around trying to get people to jump in his mouth. Louis C.K. reprised the character for the 2016 episode “Weirdmageddon: Part 3.”
Watch a clip from the original dub below.
A YouTube user captured footage of the re-dubbed version with Hirsch as the character.
Five women accused Louis C.K. of varying degrees of sexual misconduct, including instances where he masturbated in front of them. Louis C.K. released a statement following the publication of the initial Times report stating “these stories are true.”
“There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with,” he wrote in part.
Since the scandal broke, Netflix canceled plans for an upcoming stand-up special, HBO scrubbed Louis C.K.’s content from its library, FX cut ties with all his shows, publicist Lewis Kay parted ways, his I Love You, Daddy film lost its distributor, and he was dropped as a producer on Amazon’s One Mississippi.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.