Parkland Survivors Respond After Comedian Louis C.K. Mocks Them in New Stand-Up Routine

“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot.”

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Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. has hit another roadblock in his attempted comeback following his admission to a slew of sexual misconduct allegations in 2017. After a bootleg recording of the comedian’s latest stand-up routine leaked online late Sunday, some critics are saying he’s gone too far.

In one clip circulating on Twitter, C.K. laments a younger generation that has become politically active in recent years. The comedian poked fun at the concept of gender identity before weighing in on the recent wave of teenagers who survived a school shooting and then became involved in politics.

“You should be crazy! You should be unhinged,” C.K. said of his wishes for young people. “Not in a suit saying, ‘I’m here to tell…’ F**k you!

“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” he added. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting?”

Listen to the leaked audio below:

“You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?” he said at the end of the clip.

C.K.’s brand of comedy has long been irreverent and offensive, but his new material is drawing harsh condemnation from some. Earlier reports of his new routine were mocked as an apparent attempt to garner sympathy for his financial situation after allegations of sexual misconduct against him came to light.

The leaked jokes were widely criticized on Twitter:

But in addition to drawing condemnation from a larger audience on Twitter, C.K. received some feedback from the very people he was mocking. A number of students from Parkland and members of the March for Our Lives commented on the comic’s new bit, and they aren’t laughing.

“He must be really intimidated by us kids,” Sofie Whitney wrote.

“We’ve worked with plenty of comedians who have talked about us in a genuine, hilarious way,” March for Our Lives co-founder Delaney Tarr tweeted. “This is just being a dick.”

Fred Guttenberg, who’s 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the shooting, challenged C.K. to come to his home and try to tell his new jokes.

Outside of a small number of stand-up sets, C.K. has remained largely out of the public eye since admitting to misconduct in 2017. But his latest attempt at a comeback seems to be backfiring spectacularly.

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Rosstaman
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Thanks, Louis C K for pointing out the politicization of a tragic situation. Hogg and his handlers are the morons that chose to make this all about themselves and are to blame for turning this into a circus.

Craig
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When encountering a stain on the carpet, don’t rub it in.

Cherl
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Are there ANY real comedians left? To answer my own question….no. They think getting political will save their failing careers. This time this jerk and his schtick is unforgivable.

Phoenix
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Back to being unemployed…

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