Louis C.K.'s 'SNL' monologue about child molestation leads to uproar

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Louis CK's SNL Monologue About Pedophiles Didn't Go Over So Well

Louis C.K.'s Saturday Night Live monologue has stirred up controversy.

The Louie star hosted the NBC sketch series' season-40 finale this weekend, where he delivered a stand-up routine featuring jokes about child molesters, racism and the tension in the Middle East.

C.K. said that there was a child molester who lived in his neighborhood when he was growing up in the 1970s. "He didn't like me -; I felt a little bad," he said.

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Louis C.K.'s 'SNL' monologue about child molestation leads to uproar
I grew up on SNL. Huge Louis C.K. fan. I know they both push the line. I get that. But that opening monologue...
That was the unfunniest, most offensive #SNL monologue I've ever seen. Racism and child molestation? Really, Louis. #SNL40Finale
Louis CK closed out that #SNL monologue like http://t.co/ooH8DMQVFP
Those defending the #LouisCK monologue on @nbcsnl are either predators themselves, or victims of sexual abuse. My heart aches for humanity.
Louis CK's monologue. BRUH.
Yeah, that opening monologue just made me feel yucky. I think I'll just go to bed instead of watching the rest. #snl
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Louis C.K. performs onstage at Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on February 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

The comedian tried to imagine why child molesters would still commit the crime. "From their point of view, it must be amazing, for them to risk so much," he said. He then acknowledged the controversial nature of the material, adding, "It's my last show probably."

Indeed, a number of Twitter users were not pleased with what they heard. One person called it the "unfunniest, most offensive SNL monologue" ever, while someone else tweeted that her "heart aches for humanity" because of the monologue.

Video of the monologue, along with tweets about it, can be seen below.

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