Parkland Victim's Father Had Some Powerful Words For Louis C.K. After His 'Joke' About The Survivors
Remember when Louis C.K.'s entire thing was self-effacement and what the comedy world calls "punching up"—speaking truth to power by ridiculing those who have it?
That was fun!
But apparently, in these times where women are like, "Hi there we have decided not to tolerate your sexual aggressions anymore, thank you ever so much" and advocates of the disabled and LGBTQ folk are like, "Hey maybe you could make jokes about something else because we've got enough problems, just a thought" Louis has clocked that there is money to be made pandering to the type of people whose weiners get sad when they have to be nice to women and feel removing a word or two from the lexicon equals censorship.
Even children being blown apart with guns!
If we can't laugh about it less than a year after it happened WHEN CAN WE I ASK YOU??????
Here's the bit in question:
"Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn't got shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I've got to listen to you talking?"
Ooh wow! Sick burn! The hottest take!
No wonder he is regarded as one of our foremost comedic minds! Or at least he was till he got caught making women watch him masturbate.
As you might guess, this tight-five didn't go over very well with those with a sense of decency, but it also bombed big time with the parents whose children, may I again remind you, were blown apart by a gun while attending school. And one of them decided to go public.
Fred Guttenberg's daughter, Jamie, was murdered at Parkland, so he thought he'd throw his own hot take into the mix.
To anyone who knows Louis CK, please deliver this message for me. My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting.… https://t.co/48JIwFOoUa— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1546266220.0
And, naturally, the trolls came out, and Mr. Guttenberg had words for them as well.
Dear Trolls, surprising that you took the occasion of the Louis CK event to come out and attack. The problem is th… https://t.co/EqxeuBum2P— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1546400452.0
Also, can we take a moment to digest how calm and decent Mr. Guttenberg is in the face of cruelty that would have many people frothing at the mouth in rage?
Anyway the internet—or at least, the side of it with a sense of decency—lined up to support him.
Louis C. K. Is a tactless, clueless, POS. https://t.co/z4pAEEbAGs— Mary Duffy Adams (@Mary Duffy Adams)1546392372.0
What kind of country do we live in where MINOR survivors of a school shooting, where their friends and classmates w… https://t.co/pDgc67oPyi— Rachel 🌊 (@Rachel 🌊)1546445487.0
Louis ..I used to love so much...dude wtf is going on ? https://t.co/bmzxQHOCmK— hell nah🙊 (@hell nah🙊)1546390497.0
Domestic terrorism isn't a joke. https://t.co/r3owvXx3Jz— Goonytoons (@Goonytoons)1546341307.0
You are a real asshole @louisck https://t.co/UvbPYycmBe— Justin Kennedy (@Justin Kennedy)1546441318.0
I can't think of anything even mildly amusing about the Parkland massacre. Wonder how he'd react to being caught in… https://t.co/QM1GFBcP25— Joanna Brady, author (@Joanna Brady, author)1546287109.0
This guy is not human. #Parkland #NeverForget https://t.co/Qcf6fdiW8o— Bridget123go (@Bridget123go)1546301295.0
He's a coward. He's a plagiarist-stole from Tig. That's why. I feel sorry for his daughters. https://t.co/HqYcnTs3CB— SOOZY-Q (@SOOZY-Q)1546411353.0
But lest you think it was just angry randos going in on C.K., even his colleagues got in the mix.
louis ck is not “brash and unapologetic”. louis ck is a sociopath and a serial predator.— Ellen Barkin (@Ellen Barkin)1546392118.0
Hey Louis CK, as someone who is an alumni of that high school in Parkland that got shot up this year leaving 17 stu… https://t.co/FaaHBlPN3s— Jeremy Wein (@Jeremy Wein)1546233568.0
Because if there’s one thing the Parkland survivors crave, it’s being interesting to Louis CK. https://t.co/G0Fg6N5ckz— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1546270576.0
This hacky, unfunny, shallow routine is just a symptom of how people are afraid to feel empathy. It’s much easier… https://t.co/bi50mBQDHt— Judd Apatow (@Judd Apatow)1546268727.0
No word from Louis yet on the backlash to his attempted jokes, though something tells me we ought not waste our time waiting. Why should he care, when his new career as an alt-right shill is off to such a sparkling start!