Louis CK is in hot water over one of his latest stand-up sets. He mocked Parkland shooting survivors, gender non-binary teens, Asian men and more. He's getting backlash on Twitter
Louis CK is attempting to return to stand-up comedy after admitting to sexual misconduct back in 2017. Now he is in some hot water over one of his new routine, where he mocks Parkland High School shooting survivors, gender non-binary teens, and Asian men.
As you may know, some of the survivors of the Parkland shooting have taken part in the movement for increased gun control. But according to CK, that’s no reason for his respect, they shoot be doing drugs and “jello shots” instead. “You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” he said during the stand-up gig. “You didn’t get shot – you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve gotta listen to you talking?”
Audio of the 50-minute set has been circulating online and getting bashed by the Twitterverse… especially those who experienced the tragic shooting firsthand. Some other controversial bits during CK’s set include making fun of how people don’t like to use the word “retarded” anymore, making fun of teens who use gender-neutral pronouns, and saying that all Asian men are actually women.
And if you're thinking that he's worried about backlash, think again. “What are you going to take away, my birthday?” he reportedly said. “My life is over, I don’t give a s**t. You can be offended, you can get mad at me.” Considering his net worth is alleged to be at least $35-million, you might say he really doesn't care.