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Jim Carrey mocks Louis C.K. for joking about Parkland school shooting survivors

C.K. received even more criticism after a set featuring controversial jokes on school shootings and gender pronouns

Zack Sharf
January 4, 2019 2:53PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on IndieWire.

Jim Carrey has been a huge supporter of Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and more of the Parkland school shooting survivors over the last year, so naturally the “Kidding” actor isn’t too thrilled with Louis C.K.’s latest controversial comedy set gone viral. A stand-up performance from C.K. that recently leaked online featured the comedian joking about topics such as gender pronouns and survivors of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

C.K.’s Parkland shooting bit went as follows: “They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing? You’re young! You should be crazy! You should be unhinged! Not in a suit. You’re not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? 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’ve got to listen to you talking?”


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The Parkland joke earned C.K. widespread criticism online, and now Carrey has weighed in with a painting that makes his opinion on the matter quite clear. The artwork features survivor and advocate Emma Gonzalez towering over a minuscule silhouette that is meant to represent Louis C.K. Text on the painting reads both figures are “drawn to scale.” C.K. is painted extremely small, but those who zoom in can see Carrey has painted C.K. completely naked, a reference to the comedian admitting in November 2017 to sexual harassment and masturbating in front of women.

Read more Indiewire: Louis C.K. Blasts Parkland Survivors, Makes Transphobic Jokes in Leaked Standup Set Audio


Carrey’s artwork has been his primary way of commenting on the current political and social climate for well over a year. The actor is one of many high profile celebrities to publicly criticize C.K. following his latest controversial jokes. Hours after C.K.’s set leaked, “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson jokedabout C.K.’s death at a stand-up show in Boston.

Read more Indiewire: Louis C.K. Repeatedly Uses the N-Word in Resurfaced Video From 2011

When he’s not painting, Carrey is the star of Showtime’s comedy-drama series “Kidding.” The show earned Carrey a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Television Drama.


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