Louis CK mocks Parkland survivors in audio of standup routine


https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/dec/31/louis-ck-parkland-survivors-standup-routineComedian said of teen activists: ‘You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot’ at 16 December set Louis CK faces new controversy over a standup routine in which he appeared to mock survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The comic has been attempting a comeback after admitting to sexual misconduct including masturbating in front of women. In audio posted online of a recent routine, he seeks to poke fun at the activism of teens who survived the mass shooting in which 17 people were killed. Users who uploaded audio of the set to YouTube said was recorded on 16 December at the Governor’s comedy club on Long Island, New York. The jokes were an apparent reference to students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school on 14 February and have since become prominent advocates for gun control. “It’s a shame when you sink so low that your comeback plan is to make fun of school shooting survivors for speaking out,” one Parkland survivor, Ryan Deitsch, wrote on Twitter.