An­sari opens up about sex­ual mis­con­duct

A year later, how does he feel about be­ing ac­cused? He tells us in a new Net­flix spe­cial

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this made not just me, but other peo­ple be more thought­ful? Then that’s a good thing. And that’s how I feel about it.”

Is it a per­fect re­sponse? I don’t know. Who am I to say? It ac­knowl­edges growth, and cred­its Grace’s words with in­spir­ing it. It prom­ises change, and frames change as a good thing. It avoids de­fen­sive­ness and opts, in­stead, for re­flec­tion.

Taken al­to­gether? I think that does move us for­ward.

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In his new Net­flix spe­cial, Aziz An­sari ad­dresses last year’s ar­ti­cle in which a date de­scribed feel­ing pres­sured for sex.

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