Louis C.K. is once again at the center of controversy after leaked audio from a recent stand-up performances showcases the comedian taking aim at millennials and the victims of school shootings.
The leaked audio, allegedly recorded from a set at the Governor’s Comedy Club in Long Island, highlights a Louis C.K. criticizing the “younger generation” for being soft and political correct.
The 2-minute audio recording, which was originally posted to a YouTube channel before being deleted, also touched on C.K.’s issues with gender association before setting his crosshairs on the survivors from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting speaking to Congress.
“You’re not interesting because you went to a school where kids were shot,” the comedian said, adding, “You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid out of the way.”
He appeared to be directly referencing the two biggest advocates after the school shooting, David Hoggs and Emma Gonzalez.
In response, Fred Guttenberg, the well-known father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenbeg, had some words of his own. “To anyone who knows Louis CK, please deliver this message for me. My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting. My son ran from the bullets. My wife and I deal with loss everyday.”
Guttenberg, who famously got swerved by Justice Brett Kavanaugh while trying to shake his hand, added, “Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”
Louis C.K. has not yet responded to the controversy, however other comics in past similar situations have defended themselves for using comedy to deal with horrible situations.
Whatever the explanation, another round of public condemnation is not what the comedian was looking for while attempting to recover after being exposed for years of sexual misconduct.