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Louis C.K. mocks Parkland students in audio of stand-up set

/ 04:09 PM January 01, 2019

NEW YORK — Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

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In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Louis C.K., co-creator/writer/executive producer, participates in the “Better Things” panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File

The sound-only recording was posted Sunday in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 stand-up set at a Levittown, New York, comedy club. Several media outlets captured and posted clips and transcripts of the set.

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“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” C.K. can be heard saying on the recording. “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?”

Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg replied to the C.K. material on Twitter.

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“My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting,” Guttenberg said. “My son ran from the bullets. My wife and I deal with loss every day. Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”

A message seeking comment left at C.K.’s website wasn’t immediately returned.

Parkland survivor Aalayah Eastmond tweeted, “Hey Louis CK – since you like making fun of me and other Parkland survivors behind closed doors, I’m right here if you want to talk. Just try to keep it in your pants, ok?”

A gunman killed 17 students and staff members at the school on Feb. 14. On September 2018, Eastmond gave a testimony of the shooting to speak against gun violence in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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C.K., 51, temporarily disappeared from public life after acknowledging and apologizing for sexual misconduct in November of 2017. He lost a production deal with FX networks and a movie release was canceled.

But since August he has been making unannounced appearances, performing new material at East Coast comedy clubs. NVG

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