Penn Badgley is talking about the recent claims made against his Your co-star, Chris D’Elia.
The star of the Netflix series said the Los Angeles Times podcast I can’t stop looking that he was “very concerned” about the allegations that D’Elia had sexually harassed and groomed minor women. He explained that D’Elia’s alleged actions speak of a broader “systemic” problem, which has also led him to wonder whether Your it is doing more harm than good to its viewers.
In the series, Penn plays a charming assassin named Joe Goldberg, who befriends a comedian (Chris D’Elia) who sexually assaults young women seeking his professional guidance. The irony that D’Elia’s alleged actions reflected that of him on-screen character was not lost on social media, nor did it escape Badgley.
“I’m also thinking about how not to do it: The idea that a program like ours is indirectly, unknowingly, a haven for people who are abusive is disturbing. It’s very disturbing,” he reasoned. “What does it take to change that? Because it’s not just about examining people. There needs to be a change in culture and attitude for that kind of behavior to be so clearly reprehensible, it’s so clearly anti-human.”