It’s a brand new yr.
But it is the identical outdated Louis C.Okay.
Actually, that is not even correct: it is a considerably completely different Louis C.Okay. than the one who got here throughout as largely innocent and well-intentioned earlier than he was outed as a serial and offensive masturbator.
As you very possible have examine by now, leaked audio of a latest stand-up set by the controversial comic went viral late final week.
It featured C.Okay. making enjoyable of non-binary people who want to be referred to by the pronouns “they” or “them,” and it additionally featured the star mocking survivors of that faculty taking pictures in Parkland, Florida.
A fast and horrifying refresher:
On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened hearth at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, murdering seventeen college students and employees members and injuring seventeen others.
In the wake of this tragedy, a handful of the scholars who survived have spoken out passionately concerning the nation’s want for extra strict gun management laws.
And C.Okay. apparently finds this appalling.
“Testify in front of Congress, these kids, what the f-ck? What are you doing?” says C.Okay. on this audio clip, including in a really unusual try to be humorous:
“Cause you went to a highschool the place youngsters received shot, why does that imply I’ve to pay attention to you? Why does that make you fascinating?
“You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta listen to you talking?”
The backlash to this lame joke was swift and savage, with many related to the Parkland bloodbath talking out on social media.
“It’s a shame when you sink so low that your comeback plan is to make fun of school shooting survivors for speaking out,” Stoneman Douglas graduate Ryan Deitsch stated on Twitter.
He later urged of us to cease discussing this topic so as to rob C.Okay. of the publicity:
“While I admire members of the press for doing their duties, I & hopefully others will decline to converse extra on this topic.
“This will only grant further attention to an individual whose deplorability belongs left behind as we all ascend into a brighter new year.”
For a really comprehensible motive, nevertheless, Fred Guttenberg couldn’t observe this recommendation.
Having misplaced his 14-year-old daughter, Jamie, within the assault, Guttenberg addressed C.Okay. immediately with a pointed message:
“To anybody who is aware of Louis CK, please ship this message for me. My daughter was killed within the Parkland taking pictures.
“My son ran from the bullets. My wife and I deal with loss everyday. Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”
Elsewhere in his set, C.Okay. puzzled why youngsters today aren’t simply getting drunk and partying and easily enjoyable and having enjoyable, similar to they did in his day.
Parkland survivor Kyra Parrow has the proper response to this query.
Although taking jello pictures & consuming mushrooms may need been splendid for you if you have been 18, that isn’t the posh that we’ve got after having to see our mates and classmates in caskets as a result of of preventable gun violence.