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