Parkland Victim’s Father Lambastes Louis C.K. For ‘Pathetic Jokes’ About Shooting Survivors

Parkland Victim’s Father Lambastes Louis C.K. For ‘Pathetic Jokes’ About Shooting Survivors

Recently leaked audio from Louis C.K.’s stand-up comeback attempt show the disgraced comedian trying out new material that feels as if it were lifted directly from the comments section of a Jordan Peterson YouTube clip. More than a year after he was ostracized for admitting he had forced numerous women to watch him masturbate, C.K. was on stage at a Long Island club complaining about gender identity, tossing out racial slurs and stereotypes willy-nilly, all while whining about the money he lost.

And, oh yeah, he also thought it would be HI-LAR-I-OUS to smear the Parkland shooting survivors for dedicating their lives to finding a way to fight gun violence. Because as we all know, that’s what edgy comics do.

“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” C.K. said in his set. “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?”

After the audio went viral Sunday night, drawing a wave of criticism and disgust that the once-revered comic was now fully pandering to the alt-right following his fall from grace, one of the parents of the Parkland shooting victims lashed out and slammed C.K. for his unfunny “jokes” about the survivors-turned-activists.

“To anyone who knows Louis CK, please deliver this message for me,” Fred Guttenberg wrote on Twitter Monday morning. “My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting. My son ran from the bullets. My wife and I deal with loss everyday. Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”

Guttenberg has become an outspoken advocate for gun control since his 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting this past February. He has confronted numerous politicians over their stances on firearms and gun safety, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at a CNN town hall shortly after the Parkland shooting.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.