Me, listening to all the excuses and “apologies” from this guy. And from guys like him.
Hey, everyone. So, the old year isn’t quite dead yet, but I know who’s gonna be cancelled in the new. Yup…THIS guy:
In the audio, reportedly from a recent comedy set, an audience is heard laughing as the comedian mocks the students for testifying before Congress.
“Testify in front of Congress, these kids, what the f***? What are you doing?” asks the man in the audio clip. “Cause 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 get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta listen to you talking?”
Seventeen teens and adults were killed in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
It’s not clear exactly when or where the audio was recorded, or how it was publicly released. Clips of the audio starting popping up on social media over the weekend.
Just last week, the comedian found himself under scrutiny after an old video surfaced which featured him using the N-word. Louis C.K. says the word in a 2011 video while joking around with fellow comedians Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais.
And in November 2017, just as the #MeToo movement was gaining steam, five women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the comedian. Louis C.K. acknowledged the accusations were true and apologized.
“These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my (penis) without asking first, which is also true,” he said in a statement obtained by CNN at the time. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your (penis) isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”
Louis C.K. went on to say that he is “remorseful” and has “tried to learn” from his irresponsible behavior.
Seems to me he hasn’t “tried to learn” nearly hard enough. And he’s still trying to parlay that former power and fame into acceptance of more shitty behavior. Which, with him, is not a bug but a feature.
Good thing I was never a fan. To those of you who still are, my sincere apologies, but you’re gonna have to learn to pick better favorites from now on. And, just a little pro tip for y’all: Anyone whose “comedy” is dependent on punching down and not up, deserves to be replaced by better talent.
PS: Oh lord, it gets worse. Look who else he’s punching down on:
In another instance, he mocks gender non-conforming people (“They tell you what to call them: ‘You should address me as they/them, because I identify as gender neutral.’ Oh, ok. You should address me as ‘there’ because I identify as a location. And the location is your mother’s cunt”).
Louis C.K. isn’t tone-deaf in his comments — he acknowledges as much. Rather, he simply doesn’t care: “What are you – going to take away my birthday? My life is over. I don’t give a shit,” he tells the audience.
Yeah, well, maybe you WILL give a shit when you’re no longer making any money at this, scumfuck. And nobody’s mother will ever speak to you again. Crappy New Year!