Louis C.Okay. Jokes About Sexual Consent in New Special

by Jeremy Spirogis
Louis C.K. Jokes About Sexual Consent in New Special

Louis C.Okay. might be probably the most controversial comic – if not probably the most controversial entertainer – alive. Part of the explanation he’s so polarizing is due to his comedy. The different (maybe extra outstanding) purpose is his private historical past.

C.Okay. has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct. He’s stated the accusations are true. The ensuing fallout didn’t stop C.Okay. from joking about what he did throughout his latest comedy particular, Sincerely Louis C.Okay. 

Louis C.Okay. on the Langham Hotel | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Why so many individuals are offended at Louis C.Okay.

First, a bit of background. In 2017, The New York Times detailed 5 allegations of sexual misconduct towards C.Okay. Two ladies stated C.Okay. masturbated in from of them whereas one other stated he masturbated throughout a telephone name. Two different ladies stated C.Okay. requested if he may masturbate in entrance of them. 

These allegations and C.Okay.’s subsequent affirmation of them led to a significant backlash. C.Okay. retreated from the general public eye for a while. In his new particular, Sincerely Louis C.Okay., C.Okay. reenters the fold whereas joking about his previous.

The offensive jokes from the particular

Louis C.Okay. at The Theater at Madison Square Garden | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation

At one level, C.Okay. requested his viewers “How was 2018 and 2019 for you guys? Anybody else get in global amounts of trouble? I learned a lot. I learned how to eat alone in a restaurant with people giving me the finger from across the room.”

C.Okay. stated he went on a world tour as a result of, within the wake of the controversy surrounding him, he wished to depart the United States. He stated he would have left this planet if he may have. Leaving the United States doesn’t seem to have made him any much less controversial.

What stunned many followers is C.Okay. determined to debate sexual consent. Given his previous, many noticed it as a daring transfer. C.Okay. careworn the significance of consent and felt males ought to repeatedly ask whether or not their sexual companions really feel alright throughout intimacy. C.Okay. stated a girl’s emotions will be ambiguous. “Men are taught to make sure the woman is OK. The thing is, women know how to seem OK when they’re not OK.”

Louis C.Okay. jokes about his sexual historical past

Louis C.Okay. in Century City, California | Rich Fury/Getty Images

Furthering the controversy surrounding him, C.Okay. made a joke centering on slavery, evaluating a slaver’s notion of enslaved folks to a person’s understanding of a girl throughout intercourse. He stated slavers would hear enslaved folks singing and erroneously suppose they had been “having a good time.” C.Okay. likewise thinks ladies can mission contentment when they’re upset. This inflammatory joke solely upset C.Okay.’s detractors much more.

C.Okay. discussed how he used to masturbate in entrance of girls. He stated he’s so good at masturbating he likes to do it in entrance of individuals. He additionally stated he masturbates in entrance of individuals as a result of he doesn’t prefer to be alone. Some celebrities attempt to keep away from provocation when their coping with torrents of public criticism, however C.Okay. is clearly taking a unique route.

Of course, it seems a few of C.Okay.’s followers actually wished to listen to him handle his intercourse life. Salon reviews the viewers for the particular was very animated when he started discussing the scandals surrounding him. C.Okay. nonetheless has followers at this level, in contrast to Harvey Weinstein and different pariahs. Others, nonetheless, really feel it’s immoral to assist him given his historical past.

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