Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Comedy Central have pulled an episode of Workaholics where Chris D’Elia is playing the role of a child predator.
The move was made after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against D’Elia. The comedian and actor has been accused of harassing minors on social media with some charges coming from women as young as 16.
The Workaholics episode titled To Friend a Predator featured D’Elia playing a molester who connects with children over the internet. His character also befriends characters of Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson in the same episode.
Comedy Central has also confirmed that D’Elia’s comedy special White Male. Black Comic has also been removed from their platform.
As a response to the accusations, D’Elia released the following statement:
Workaholics revolves around three friends and features many guest stars. The official description of the show reads as follows:
You can catch a snippet of Workaholics featuring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron here:
D’Elia was also recently seen in the latest season of Netflix’s YOU for playing the role a comedian who harasses young women.
Streaming platforms have recently been taking responsibility to stand against notable problems in the society. Recently, Netflix, HBO Max and other streaming platforms decide to remove content that involves racial prejudice.
Likewise, Netflix also created a separate collection of Black Lives Matter on its platform to show solidarity for the movement.