Louis C. K. is known as a comedian who will push boundaries, and some say that Louis’ opening SNL monologue pushed those boundaries too far on Saturday night. As reported by the Inquisitr, even the SNL promotional video with Rihanna and C. K. went viral.
The C. K. moniker is going viral on Twitter with plenty of mixed reactions to Louis’ speech about racism and child sex abusers.
“I was born in 1967 so I grew up in the ’70s, so I’m not racist.”
The ’70s was a very non-racist time, said Louis. If he goes to a pizza place that’s run by four black women for example, it would catch him off-guard. C. K. called himself mildly racist, saying that if he encounters Indian and/or Asian doctors, everything seems as it should be.
Hooded sweatshirts make him think of athletes when a white guy wears them to a gas station. A black man, however, wearing a hoodie at a gas station late a night — unless the African-American man has a big smile on his face — makes Louis have to give himself self-talk to calm down.
“Why did you even think that for a split second?”
Louis talked about a child molester who lived in his neighborhood called Jean Baptiste — a man who didn’t like C. K., a fact that offended him. Jean would take neighborhood boys to McDonald’s and would recoil when one of those kids went to McDonald’s and then jumped out of the car promptly afterward.
“How do you think I feel? This is my last joke probably.”
Louis said he could only relate the obsession of child molesters to his desire for Mounds bars. C. K. said that he didn’t understand why child molesters — who risk great danger after being caught and going to prison for their crimes — don’t stop what they are doing. Louis reasoned that if someone told him his Mounds chocolate bar obsession would get him jail time, he would stop eating that candy.
For all the SNL controversy, C. K. received a pretty rousing ovation at the end of his controversial monologue. Louis breathed a sigh of relief when it was all said and done, saying that “we got through that.”
According to the Daily Mail, the Louis SNL routine got mixed reviews. Some folks said it wasn’t that offensive and that those not used to C. K.’s humor should get out more. Others said Louis crossed the line into poor taste.
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