After Charisma got in touch with him regarding the mounting allegations, a remorseful Crist responded with the following statement via email:
“Over the past number of years, various women have accused me of behavior that has been hurtful to them. While I am not guilty of everything I’ve been accused of, I confess to being guilty of this—I have treated relationships with women far too casually, in some cases even recklessly. My behavior has been destructive and sinful. I’ve sinned against God, against women and the people who I love the most. I have violated my own Christian beliefs, convictions and values, and have hurt many people in the process. I am sorry for the hurt and pain I have caused these women and will continue to seek their forgiveness. I have also hurt the name of Jesus and have sought His forgiveness.”
The comedian committed to taking some time away from comedy to work on his struggles with sex addiction and took an 8-month hiatus.
Much to his followers’ anticipation, Crist broke his silence on social media earlier this month for the first time since the sexual misconduct allegations. The 36-year-old explained that he’d been in a treatment facility for four months without a phone, and openly owned his poor life decisions.
He admits he was tempted to “hop on the internet and justify, rationalize, minimize, explain, and defend himself.” But after coming through the healing and recovery process he says he can look back in retrospect and say “those choices were on me…I point the fingers at no one else but myself.”
After “owning” his choices and going through the recovery and healing process, Crist was ready to return to social media with his trademark skits.
His first comedy blurb centered on the white-trash hilarity of Waffle House using paperclipped shower curtains to meet COVID-19 regulations.
The video was well-received, with one fan commenting, “Glad you’re back @johnbcrist to make us laugh again in these crazy times.”
This morning, Crist is back at it again with a wittily crafted rant on “Brands That Need to Be Cancelled IMMEDIATELY!” that he posted on Facebook.
The comedian points fun at the fact that Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s shouldn’t be the only products rebranded amidst the racial tensions that have marked the last couple months.
Calling out everything from the polar bears on Klondike bars to Paw Patrol mac and cheese, Crist is all for wiping out discrimination across the board.
His hysterical 4-minute grocery store rant is just the laugh you need today. Check it out below!