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Louis CK under fire for child molestation jokes on Saturday Night Live

Published 18/05/2015 | 15:49

Louis CK is under fire for child abuse jokes
Louis CK is under fire for child abuse jokes

Comedian Louis CK has been criticised for making jokes about child sexual abuse during a stand-up routine on Saturday Night Live.

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His comments have caused outrage among viewers on social media, although the comedian's supporters have defended his jokes and rejected the notion that they 'justify' child molestation.

During his routine, he said, "Child molesters are very tenacious people."

He went on to compare the attraction of a molester to children to his addiction to Mounds Bars.

"They do taste delicious, but they don't taste as good as a young boy does, and shouldn't, to a child molester," he said.

He added, "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 - there’s no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester.

"Yet they still do it. Which you can only really surmise that it must be really good, from their point of view. It must be amazing for them to risk so much."

Realising his jokes may not be entirely applauded, he also joked, "This is my last show, probably."

As well as paedophilia, the comedian, who is known for his sometimes controversial comedy, also tackled issues including Israel and racism.

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