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Louis CK in hot water for reportedly mocking shooting survivors at NY club

December 31, 2018 - 1:38 pm
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LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (1010 WINS) – Louis C.K. is under fire again, this time for a tone-deaf onstage rant about the survivors of gun violence.

The embattled comedian is facing a backlash for bootlegged audio leaked Sunday from a performance earlier in December.

In the performance, he appears to mock teen activists who survived the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in February.

“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” the comedian apparently says in the act. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting?”

The performance was reportedly at the Governor’s Club in Levittown, and the club’s owner called Louis C.K. a “genius” who “brought the house down,” according to The Daily Beast.

The comedian was facing intense criticism on Twitter Monday, with the father of one victim writing: “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.  Why don't you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”

The comedian also mocked gender identity during the performance, saying, “You should address me as they/them, because I identify as gender-neutral […> You should address me as ‘there’ because I identify as a location.”

Earlier this year, Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.