Filmmaker Judd Apatow and actor Dax Shepard have joined comedian Louis C.K. in asking TMZ.com to remove video showing the aftermath of the traffic accident that injured comics Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and others and killed James McNair.
"Take it down TMZ. Now. Please," C.K. tweeted Wednesday, following a similar plea on an Instagram account that Laughspin.com identified as belonging to Fuqua's daughter, Krizya.
"Arte's [sic] brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't," C.K. continued. "Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down."
Apatow addressed TMZ chief Harvey Levin directly, tweeting, "please take down the accident video." Shepard tweeted that TMZ "is our worst cultural offering."
The video shows what Fuqua's daughter says is "my dad being pulled from the . . . [limousine bus] and laid down to the side. This [is] something no one should ever see, it's hurtful and distasteful."
The video remained available as of Thursday night. TMZ's press representative did not return a Newsday request for comment.