Did Lous C.K. Go Too Far With His 'SNL' Monologue About Racism and Child Molestation? [VIDEO]
Comedian Louis C.K. likes to push the envelope when it comes to controversy in his routine. The comedian hosted the grand finale of the "Saturday Night Live's" 40th season and he may have overstepped the boundaries on topics ranging from pedophilia, racism to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The monologue was intended to be about how different life is today than when C.K. grew up in the '70s. He first begin with uncomfortable jokes about what it's like to have a Chinese and Indian doctor.
The Louie star compared the two Middle Eastern states to his children, before moving into a bit about his own "mildly racist" attitudes (Example: Having two different reactions to a white man in a hoodie and a black man in a hoodie).
He then moved onto the uncomfortable topic of child molesters.
"It's so crazy because when you consider the risk in being a child molester, speaking not of even the damage you're doing, but the risk," C.K. said after discussing the child molester that lived in his neighborhood growing up. "There is no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester. And yet they still do it. Which you could only really surmise, that it must be really good."
The audience groaned far louder than it laughed.
"From their point of view! Not ours," he continued. "But from their point of view it must be amazing for them to risk so much."
Watch the full routine here:
Do you think he went to far with his SNL monologue?