Louis C.K.‘s new comedy special, Oh My God, premiered on HBO Saturday night with one joke totally backfiring as C.K using a stereo typical gay effete voice implied that pedophiles are gay .
C.K.’s “humor” turned to the offensive when describing his New York City apartment building, C.K. reflected on the fountain in the courtyard that features “marble boys pissing”:
What is it with fountains? Like, all fountain-sculptors are pedophiles, basically. You can’t get a fountain-made without — ‘Can you make me a fountain?’ [Response in stereotypical gay male’s, sexually aroused voice:] ‘Yes, I’ll get started right away! Aaaaggh… AAGGGH, yes!!! YES!!! It’s fi-nished!’ And [the commissioned fountain] is just little boys pissing on the face of a Greek god that looks like him a lot? [again in stereotypical gay male’s, sexually aroused voice, while mimicking standing under the fountain’s boy]: ‘Ahhh, piss on me forever!!!’
To make matters worse C.K. used the stereotypical gay male’s voice to the joke preceding this one in which he spilled some water on his shirt while taking a quick swig, mincingly saying: “Oh sh*t. G*d damn it! Idiot. This isn’t a gay voice by the way. It’s NOT! Shut UP!” But it was.
Look. Some things aren’t funny and just plain wrong and the fact that fact that C.K. himself has advocated for gay marriage, and spoken of the need to address homophobia, makes his remarks all the more disturbing.
But to C.K. obviously addressing homophobia stops when making crass unfunny jokes on the stage. In 2011 when comedian Tracy Morgan joked that he would stab his son if he were gay, Louis C.K. was the first to came to Morgan’s defense
These types of jokes are unacceptable and used to to get a laugh from uneducated idiots by lazy comedians. Just as racial jokes are. If C.K thinks they are okay perhaps he should go get a real job and go tell those jokes at work, and then we’ll see how long he’ll last.
GLAAD. Hellooooooo? Where is the outrage over this? Or is HBO a donor?
You can watch the video clip of C.K.’s HBO Saturday and the gay pedophilia joke over at Mediate.com