Louis CK Jokes About ‘Mild Racism’ and Child Molesters on SNL

17 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Louis C.K. Jokes About ‘Mild Racism’ and Child Molesters on SNL.

wrapped its 40th season with an old, reliable friend at the helm: Louis C.K. hosted the show for a third straight year, and, as usual, his monologue set a hard-to-match bar for the sketches that followed.After a season that brought us jokes about ISIS and drawing Muhammad, “Saturday Night Live” seemed to make no attempt to avoid controversy in its 40th year finale. Keeping with that tradition, his monologue this week on Saturday Night Live‘s season finale touched on a range of taboo topics from pedophilia to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This time around, C.K.’s opening set played with some bold, taboo material, with the comic riffing on his “mild” racism, the joys of pedophilia (“this is my last joke, probably”), and the uncanny similarities between his daughters’ rapport and Israel-Palestine relations. There’s already been some controversy about the bit, but really this is classic C.K.: a tad close to offensive, but uniquely hilarious in his ability to use suspect, seemingly reductive comparisons to belittle his own incompetence. Under that umbrella, the Louie star said, he responds differently to a black man wearing a hoodie and a white man wearing a hoodie. “I have mild racism,” he said. “It’s benign.

This seemed to be the case when, after a quick thank you to the audience, he jumped right into: “I was born in 1967, so I grew up in the ’70s, so, I’m not racist. After mentioning the ostracism that caught child molesters face in today’s world and adding that some go on to still do it, he said, “You can only really surmise that it must be really good, I mean, from their point of view—not our’s—but from their point of view, it must be amazing, for them to risk so much.” The SNL band standing behind him can be seen shaking their heads. But it’s nothing he hasn’t made us uncomfortable with before. “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,” C.K. said after discussing the child molester that lived in his neighborhood as a child. “There is no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester.

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