Comedian Louis CK has offended non-binary people and Parkland victims

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“They’re like royalty, they tell you what to call them. ‘You should address me as they/them because I identify as gender neutral.’ OK,” the comedian says of non-binary youth, rudely noting that they are just kids whose opinion should not be reliable and defining when it comes to what to say and what not to say. Young people don’t have a word, this is the key message of his new material. And it refers not only to non-binary folks. CK then appears to reference survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, which took 17 lives. He says that studying in a school where someone was shot does not mean that children become responsible enough to speak in front of the Congress. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I got to listen to you talk?” he says. Actually, being young and being mature is not the same. CK himself is probably older than people he mocks, but publicly mocking other people and saying that they don’t deserve to speak out because of their age, gender, sexuality, race, religion or whatever, is narrow-minded, and only mentally immature people can say so.

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