Leaked audio of disgraced comedian Louis C.K. reportedly mocking survivors of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting massacre is sparking outrage. C.K., who is attempting a career comeback after admitting to masturbating in front of multiple women without their consent, also mocked people who identify as gender neutral.
C.K. reportedly said: "You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta listen to you talking."
Survivors were some of the first to lash out. "F–k L***s CK and all the politicians that sound and act just like him," tweeted Matt Deitsch.
Cameron Kasky, a Parkland survivor and co-founder of the March For Our Lives movement told The Post he used to like some of C.K.’s comedy. "But this isn’t the voice of intelligent and edgy Louis," he said. "This is a very angry individual."
Other celebs were also quick to slam C.K.
Judd Apatow blasted C.K., tweeting: "This hacky, unfunny, shallow routine is just a symptom of how people are afraid to feel empathy. It’s much easier to laugh at our most vulnerable than to look at their pain directly & show them love and concern. Louis CK is all fear and bitterness now. He can’t look inward."
Comedian Andy Richter tweeted: "You know what’s the worst, most boring kind of comedy? The kind where older white men are angry that older white men can’t do or say whatever the f–k they want anymore."
Meanwhile Pete Davidson, at his first appearance since posting an alarming message on social media, took the opportunity to drag C.K. at his show on New Year’s Eve. The Saturday Night Live star claims the comedian hosted the show for the fourth time in April of 2017, and tried to get Davidson fired. He said C.K. "told all the producers in front of me that all this kid does is smoke weed and he’s gonna smoke his career away."
TMZ and Forbes were the first to report that the audio was C.K.’s, though it has not yet been officially confirmed. The owner of the Governor’s Comedy Club on Long Island (believed to be where the December 16th set took place), said that he performed six sold-out shows, which were warmly received.
"He brought the house down," James Dolce, owner of Governor’s Comedy Club, told The Daily Beast. "He’s a genius."
This scandal comes on the heels of resurfaced video from 2011 showing C.K. repeatedly using the N-word.