Millennial Diary: No laughing matter as Louis CK makes a joke of exile


Louis CK
Louis CK

Louis CK returns from comedy exile to a standing ovation! The headlines were full of the promise of redemption in a post #TimesUp world. Louis CK had been laying low since last November when the former king of pompous woke male feminists was named and shamed as part of #MeToo. The American comedian admitted to dropping his pants in front of dumbstruck women and masturbating in front of them. He admitted it was very, very wrong – and in his swift public apology, he kind of seemed to understand why.

We didn’t hear from him again until last week, when he ”surprised” the audience at a comedy club with a 15-minute set. Some of the audience enjoyed it. Some of the audience felt deeply uncomfortable about tacitly supporting him. ”How long does he have to be punished? He already apologised!” came the indignant cries all over the world, ”He’s done his time!”

Obviously, this doesn’t mean actual time in the form of criminal imprisonment (although his actions were jail-able offences) but that he’s taken a 10-month holiday with the millions of dollars he has amassed over a long and exceptionally successful career.

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