Louis C.K.’s Controversial Monologue: He’s Laughing All The Way to the Bank
19 May 2015
Comic Louis C.K. caused quite a stir after hosting the season finale of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live. Though he tackled a few sensitive subjects such as racism and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, it was his monologue on child molestation that had both media critics and social media buzzing.
(You can see the controversial portion of the monologue at 5:30 in the video below.)
Author and contributor and Anita Finlay wondered if he went too far. “This was frightening to me,” she said. “I don’t know how you can compare child molestation with a candy bar.”
Shawna Vercher, author and media strategist, disagreed that the monologue went too far. “We’re still talking about this and it’s not Saturday and it’s not Sunday. If the point was to be controversial…he achieved it. And he’s laughing all the way to the bank.”
Watch Anita and Shawna discuss the controversy – and the possible hypocrisy of Louis C.K.’s critics – in the latest episode of Dare We Say.