Louis CK criticised after cracking jokes about child molestation on Saturday Night Live

The American comic pushed the boundaries of taste for a lot of his viewers

Helen Nianias
Monday 18 May 2015 15:44
Louis CK jokes about child abuse on Saturday Night Live
Louis CK jokes about child abuse on Saturday Night Live

Louis CK has managed to upset a lot of people after joking about child abuse during a stand-up routine on Saturday Night Live.

"Child molesters are very tenacious people," he joked.

He compared the abuse to his love of Mounds Bars. "They do taste delicious, but they don't taste as good as a young boy does, and shouldn't, to a child molester."

The comedian said: "It’s so crazy because when you consider the risk in being a child molester - speaking not of even the damage you’re doing, but the risk - there’s no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester.

"Yet they still do it. Which you can only really surmise that it must be really good, from their point of view. It must be amazing for them to risk so much."

He also joked: "This is my last show, probably."

Plenty of people on social media were horrified by his remarks.

However, others argued that the outrage was unjustified and over the top.

Louis CK - real name Louis Szekely - has made a name for himself with his edgy comedy. The award-winning comic often jokes about drugs, poo, women and death.

To predict his reaction to the current outrage, here's something he said earlier: "Offending people is a necessary and healthy act. Every time you say something that's offensive to another person you just caused a discussion. You just forced them to have to think."

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