Why isn’t Louis CK canceled yet?
Seriously, what is it going to take to get Louis CK to stop everything and go away? He’s still trying real hard to make a comeback after he “took time off to think” following multiple accusations of sexual harassment from female colleagues. And the jokes he’s making show, loud and clear, that his months off from his career were spent doing anything but thinking.
In audio leaked online from an unknown set, CK can be heard making a number of disgusting jokes, attacking gender noncomforming people, and then, get this, going after survivors of school shootings. He seems to be specifically targeting survivors of the Parkland shooting, who have gone on to be political activists since 17 of their classmates were killed earlier this year.
In the audio, which has since been pulled from YouTube, CK can be heard saying the Parkland kids aren’t interesting just because they survived a school shooting, and that he shouldn’t have to pay attention to them just because they “pushed some fat kid in the way.” Sorry, but haven’t we established that mocking and insulting children who survived a school shooting is just off limits? Clearly not. But this is somehow a disgusting new low for CK, who already has a long and established pattern of attacking women, so.
LouisCK even trying for a comeback is crap, but him mocking the Parkland survivors is beyond despicable. There is no comedy there at all.
— David Wilson Brown (@davidwbrown) December 31, 2018
Earlier in the leaked set, CK takes on “the youth” these days and how they’re all just too sensitive because of their gosh darn empathy, which he of course calls “political correctness.”
Louis CK, 2017: "I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen"
Louis CK, 2018: pic.twitter.com/2qN1RrbgPH
— Mike Pearl (@MikeLeePearl) December 31, 2018
Thankfully, the internet is letting CK have it.
— Emily C. Heath (@emilycheath) December 31, 2018
That Louis CK audio isn’t even edgy, it’s an old conservative ranting about how in his day no one was woke and things were great
— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) December 31, 2018
Live footage of Louis CK pic.twitter.com/QYoAYNPyn0
— Cid ⚰ MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA (@Cidaghast) December 31, 2018
despite his vow, about a year ago, to "step back and take a long time to listen," seems like he views his (entirely self-inflicted) downfall as license to now behave however he wants.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 31, 2018
It’s so important to remember that comedians often get worse in old age, stuck in ruts and sucking the marrow out of old routines. Louis CK just did us all the favor of letting us know he’s not worth listening to anymore.
— I’m Gary (@noyokono) December 31, 2018
And actually, the reminder we all need: That this is all painfully on brand for Louis CK. Ugh.
As a reminder, I wrote back in August that Louis CK's only conceivable "comeback" was to become the kind of hacky, shitty, "what is UP with GENDER PRONOUNS" comic that rapists can see as "their voice" and that his previous career was built on subverting. Here he is. https://t.co/a1ag85YTyf
— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) December 31, 2018
So, internet, a new year’s resolution for all of us: Leave Louis CK in 2019, and move on to entertainers who are not steaming piles of human garbage.