Twitter Reacts To Louis C.K.'s Latest Attempt At Comedy
After confessing to repeated sexual misconduct of female co-workers, Louis C.K. has returned to stand-up comedy and found a new niche: Right Wing Asshole. In a bootlegged snippet of his latest comedy set, the admitted abuser mocks the Parkland survivors for their gun-sense advocacy and trans people for existing.
You can listen to this snippet from C.K.’s act below:
i mean he's like a RW comic now. hes milo pic.twitter.com/QYOGI7TrGa— jack allison (@jackallisonLOL) December 31, 2018
While you can still find stans who will defend C.K., Twitter users were overwhelmingly critical of this stand-up’s latest attempt at comedy.
dude is literally more comfortable saying the n-word than he is saying “they/them” https://t.co/v0OGVWhhzL— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) December 31, 2018
Louis CK's comedy is not a fucking Picasso. It's direct abuse masquerading as art. And it's not really disguised at all to be honest.— Memetic Hazard (@baroquebasilisk) December 31, 2018
Louis CK should stick to his day job of working the camera on upcoming Kevin Spacey videos— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) December 31, 2018
Congratulations to Louis CK for writing the joke about preferred pronouns that your most reactionary uncle told after putting in no effort.— Sigh Hersh, Work in Progress (@Ugarles) December 31, 2018
if louis ck wants to punch down I’m happy to draw him a map to his dick— Sarah Lazarus (@sarahclazarus) December 31, 2018
So @louisck attacking shooting survivors and trans people is actually punching up, when you recall that he’s a sad-sack bowl-circling compulsive masturbator.— PresidentialHarassHat (@Popehat) December 31, 2018
So semen was the second least appealing thing to come out of Louis CK.— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) December 31, 2018
Louis CK is the Dane Cook of Dennis Millers.— Anna Maltese 🏹 (@MalteseAnna) December 31, 2018
I don’t know what the game plan is here, but Louis CK went from being a dude I’d pay $50 to see to a dude who I won’t even mention when my future kids go through my comedy records.— Kibblesmith ☃️ (@kibblesmith) December 31, 2018
📍Louis CK— Remy Carreiro (@Remy_Anne) December 31, 2018
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"stepping back and |
📍 taking a long time |
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📍Going after nonbinary people
and survivors of school shootings
why would I pay money to see Louis CK when I could click on any random YouTube video and read the comments for the same experience— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) December 31, 2018
re: the leaked louis CK set, with the high pitched squeal of the guy near the recorder saying "fucking great" and "oh man" after everything is so freaking telling.— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) December 31, 2018
Congratulations to Louis CK on his new position as the next White House Press Secretary.— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) December 31, 2018
what Louis CK makes me think about is how easy and safe it is for just about any rich white dude to pivot, instantaneously, all the way to being Basically Donald Trump Now the very moment any other pose becomes even slightly less personally gratifying than he feels entitled to— Auldbert Langsyneko (@AlbertBurneko) December 31, 2018
Twitter: Kevin Spacey’s comeback attempt was the most cringeworthy of 2018.— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) December 31, 2018
Louis CK: Hold my beer pic.twitter.com/kMTyGQqoBT
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
You know what’s the worst, most boring kind of comedy? The kind where older white men are angry that older white men can’t do or say whatever the fuck they want anymore.— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 31, 2018
the thing about louis ck is that he was always the first to remind us how big a piece of shit he is and now for the finale he would like to smother all of us with that fact until we have died— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) December 31, 2018
"wow, louis ck's new act is really reprehensible" pic.twitter.com/AOOZBnCwuU— Lindsay Ellis 🐝🐝 (@thelindsayellis) December 31, 2018
Some on Twitter are marveling that C.K. would pivot to transphobic jokes and Millennial punchlines. They criticize the bit above as lazy, low, and bigoted. And it is. But I suspect it’s also a strategy. C.K. knows exactly the audience he hasn’t lost yet, and he’s pandering directly to them. The crowd that uses “snowflake” as an insult, and insists that his crimes weren’t “that bad.” These are the people who whoop with approval when you deride the survivors of a school shooting and actually cheer the mocking of a marginalized LGBTQA+ group that is under attack by the Trump administration. His audience is those who will claim those of us who are outraged by C.K.’s actions are “too sensitive,” “performatively woke,” or “just didn’t get the joke.” And C.K. will make a cozy living pandering to their fears and bigotry, finding his level, low and putrid.
For a final thought, I’ll leave it to Lizzo.
I listened to the Louis ck clip and im proud of being part of a generation that pisses off old white dudes and tries to make difference.— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) December 31, 2018
We’ll do Jell-O shots when this old minded wack ass system is dismantled.
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