A day after Chloe Dykstra accused Chris Hardwick of emotional, mental, and physical abuse over the course of their three-year dating relationship, AMC has pulled the plug on the second season of Talking With Chris Hardwick, which was set to debut tomorrow night, at least while they “assess the situation.” AMC also says that Hardwick decided on his own to withdraw from planned hosting duties at San Diego Comic-Con. Hardwick was scheduled to host panels for The Walking Dead and Doctor Who. This comes a day after Nerdist also scrubbed Hardwick from their site, which Hardwick founded. NBC, meanwhile, is also assessing the situation before they make a decision on The Wall, the game show hosted by Hardwick which does not begin production again until the fall.
Meanwhile, Hardwick’s efforts to diffuse the situation by releasing a statement gaslighting Chloe Dykstra did not help matters. In fact, Twitter pounced on one line in particular: “As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women.” To our knowledge, Hardwick’s wife, Lydia Hearst, is not pregnant, but even if she was, WHAT KIND OF FUCKERY IS THIS?
Twitter had words.
"as a future father" pic.twitter.com/Jf7tKyVq6B— Will Goss (@williambgoss) June 16, 2018
Back to the Future Father pic.twitter.com/YsdQzEaowb— Matthew Jay (@MrMattJay) June 16, 2018
This Chris Hardwick response is breathtakingly stupid— Super Nintendo Chalmers (@laura_hudson) June 16, 2018
He’s telling people not to listen a woman because HE CAN MAKE A WOMAN pic.twitter.com/7kjZJ4ySWo
Behold, #ChrisHardwick's predictable, specious, & offensive "apology": "As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women.” How about "as a human being"? WHY is our validity and humanity ALWAYS based on our relationshp to men?— Stefanie Phillips (@shortstackstef) June 16, 2018
“AS A FUTURE FATHER” is at least a new one.— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) June 16, 2018
tbh "future father" should be enough to get that man tossed into the sea— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 16, 2018
"As a husband, son and future father, not to mention Nice Guy™, I condemn any mistreatment of my career"— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) June 16, 2018
“Future Father” is my 3rd favorite tense, right behind “Past Predator” and “Present Asshole”. #ChrisHardwick— LilScowly (@LilScowly) June 16, 2018
I'm just going to randomly start saying "as a future mother, fuck you" to people. See where it gets me.— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) June 16, 2018
I've spoken to "future father" Chris Hardwick's future hypothetical children, and they ask that he leave them out of this.— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) June 16, 2018
As a mother, writer, wife, daughter, book-reader, lactose intolerant brunette with some allergies to cats, co-homeowner with a current father, (see I can also list many credentials of existing in this world as a human being none of which disqualify you from being a piece of shit)— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) June 16, 2018
As a dog lover who owns a refrigerator, this is a bad statement.— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) June 16, 2018
As a Diet Coke-drinker who enjoys a nice ballet flat, fuck him.— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) June 16, 2018