Comedian Louis C.K. sparked criticism for his stand-up routine in which he reportedly dissed survivors of the Parkland High School shooting in Florida, a tragedy which left 17 innocent people dead.
The 51-year-old comic, who went on a brief hiatus following multiple sexual misconduct accusations in 2017, is apparently back doing stand-up at comedy bars.
His latest comedy set at the Governor’s Comedy Club in Long Island, New York emerged online on Sunday and has since been widely shared on social media.
While Louis C.K. immediately drew some ire for his statements on the Parkland school shooting survivors, it was only after netizens of color began pointing out that his racist jokes against Asian men were noticed.
“My life is over. I don’t give a shit. You can, you can be offended, it’s OK. You can get mad at me. Anyway. So why do black guys have big dicks? Let’s talk about that for a minute.”
He then went on discussing African American male genitalia, before digging on racial and sexual stereotypes that perpetuate the emasculation of Asian men. The “joke” is at the 33-minute mark in the YouTube video below:
“You know why Asian guys have small dicks. ’Cause they’re women. They’re not dudes. They’re all women. All Asians are women. And they have big clits, really big clits, and when they have sex they just stick their clits in each other’s pussies and then they procreate using math,” he can be heard as saying.
While the so-called jokes drew laughs from the audience, some netizens did not find them amusing and expressed their disgust on social media.
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“Don’t get butthurt over a few jokes,” one tweet read. “I feel like I’ve made new enemies” and “Sensitivity is at an all time high,” were among the other messages.