‘Cancelled’ John Crest Has New Book, Tour, Comedy… | News reports

The fallout from the scandal that rocked John Crest’s career became part of his comedy, turning his lessons into new material and his experience with “abolition of culture” into a big line.

This month, the popular Christian comedian released a full-length YouTube special and announced a book coming out in October. His Netflix debut and first book after a . were pulled 2019 gravity Investigation Unveiled a pattern of manipulation and sexual harassment of female fans.

Since returning to the stage and social media, Krist has discussed his fall and four months in rehab, even pointing out his alleged misconduct.

During a show in February 2022, for example, a woman from the audience shouted on stage. Crist replied, “I love you, girl!” before pretending to catch himself. That’s how I ran into a problem last time, he joked. He posted the video on his YouTube channel and social media, where he built a fan base of millions through jokes and satire rooted in evangelical culture.

In a Q&A last weekend, the comedian also told his 1.1 million Instagram followers that he “wrote a book in 2019 but then my copy got cancelled.” Christ said his next book –Delete That: (And Other Failed Attempts To Look Good On The Internet)He will tell the story from his point of view.

Crist blamed his “horrific choices” and apologized to his disappointed followers when he had to step away to tackle the “struggles of sexual sin and addiction” and stay sober. However, he has not publicly acknowledged the women who said they were harmed by his behavior, and victims and their advocates say he has not apologised.

Crest’s new book was announced last Friday and shares a similar way of managing images on social media as the unpublished title from 2020 (the first was called Untag Me). Recipe is reading:

in delete that, Crest takes responsibility for his actions, offers some ideas on how to do better, and encourages us all to stop giving in to the fear of “But what are they going to think?!” Instead, this book offers a bold call to stop caring about life and start living it…one Nickelback concert at a time.

Krist posted on Instagram on Saturday that he will include his view on the cancellation, but wrote, “I’m a white man so my view is wrong.” The 38-year-old also said fans can read about “the first-ever sex scandal that didn’t involve any sex.”

In promoting the book in his podcast last week, Krist recalled how his PR team told him they didn’t need to know what happened if he was drinking in a hotel room with a woman because “you’re already guilty even if nothing happened.”

“I lived my whole life to delete and beautify everything, and then everyone found out everything about me,” he said He said On Net Positive, the podcast he launched in May. “And I found out that they still loved me, and that changed my whole life.”

Crest’s new book is from a secular imprint, Penguin Random House’s Crown Forum, while the previous book was due to be published by its Christian branch WaterBrook.

Despite indications of cancellation, Crist maintains a strong Christian fan base and has been back on tour since 2021, performing back-to-back nights of shows that have sold out in some cities. His new one on youtube It garnered nearly three-quarters of a million views, and is set to score again in Dallas this week.

Krist discussed how he expected to be rejected by Christian fans after rehab but the opposite happened. He now sees their continued support as an extension of God’s acceptance.

In it, he said, “You guys have shown me a love I’ve never felt before in my life.” Instagram story topic in March 2021Meditations that he later repeated in his book comedy group. He also had a little Comparing maternity to status in rehabilitation.

Fans celebrate his vulnerabilities and Christian testimony in bringing up the darkest times of his life in public. But some continued to call for Krist to repent and step down from the podium, including the victims who Say He “actually takes advantage” of their shock.

About his own backer launch on June 1 on YouTube a challenge Christian Podcast Annie F. Downs for promoting Krist on Instagram and celebrating her friendship with him; Downs remove the post and I apologize.

polygamy You have Come straight ahead In the past two years, stories of predatory behaviour, abuse and manipulation have been reported. One Wrote“One of my biggest fears when all of this happened was that it would just go away and then come back as if nothing had happened.”

Within months of coming out of rehab, Krist was back performing small parts and funny videos on social media. The following year he was on a national tour. Only this time, he wasn’t performing in gigantic churches but rather at traditional comedy venues.

“When I was abolished, no one really knew what to do. I’m obviously still a believer, but we don’t do our business in churches. But that seems fair,” said Krist Anne an interview in january. He hinted that he shouldn’t be held to the same standards as a pastor and suggested that saying he shouldn’t work anymore would be “unfair”.

Based on his material, Krist attracts the same Southern evangelical audience—people who got all the cultural references from a home-schooled child preacher and a former Chick-fil-A employee.

During his last private show, filmed at the Lyric Theater in Birmingham, the crowd completed Bible verses in his exhortations and sang “Father Abraham” together. “Put your hands up! That’s why people are afraid to come to church.

During his tour, Krist conducted a series on Instagram to visit and “review” local churches, including some outside his traditions, such as the Greek Orthodox service. He recently shared clips from a visit to Lakewood Church, where he bought a T-shirt at the gift shop.

His social media videos resemble the kind of content Krist offered earlier in his career, joking about fathers, priests, fast food, sports, and “essential” white woman stereotypes.

Krist appeared on Americafest in Turning Point USA at the beginning of the year, a part in which he participated Alex Clarkwho said she dated the comedian in 2018. Hmm discuss The conservative look of women and how comedy and politics are approaches to sparking cultural change.

“Culture-abolition and the #MeToo movement came first and hardest and only for comedians, because comedians will tell you the truth in a way that exposes you,” he said.