Yo I don’t know if anyone has actually -seen- this clip, but in it Louie C.K. actively and aggressively sexually harasses Ellen, to uproarious laughs, while she is clearly feeling very uncomfortable with the situation.
“…later I’m gonna masturbate, and I’m gonna think about you, and there’s nothing you can do about it!”
This shit isn’t funny.
Look at her face in this screencap.
LOOK AT HER FACE.
THAT IS NOT FUNNY.
Also, Louie CK defended Daniel Tosh and rape culture on multiple occasions.
He is not a good person.
Louie CK is foul. Also, did your jaw drop to the floor when the young woman compared masturbation to tsunamis and Rwanda? I see three fools on this show.
I have seen the clip referenced here, and it is worth mentioning that (as far as I’m aware) the entire thing was scripted and not actually on Fox News. It was on his show. Not that that makes it any less gross or less rapeculture-filled. :(
When Louis CK made that infamous tweet “supporting” Tosh. He actually had no idea about the controversy.
He tweeted “You have kind eyes” to Tosh, or something like that, and people claimed that he made the tweet to support Tosh.
Regardless of that, Louie CK occasionally makes rape jokes on his show and he obviously thinks they are funny if he keeps making them. So I’m pretty sure that he would have supported Tosh’s rape jokes. He didn’t explicitly condemn the particular one we’re talking about, and that’s as good as supporting it in a culture that expects rape survivors to laugh at rape jokes.
I just don’t agree with the assumption that if someone makes rape jokes, that they automatically agree with all executions of rape jokes. Just using the concept of rape in a joke, doesn’t automatically mean that rape is funny, or that people should just relax and not take rape seriously.
Take that clip. The joke involves the concept of rape, but I doubt that he expects people to think that the simple thought of rape to be hilarious. But instead he is commenting on how unhealthy and bizarre that woman’s expectations were without communicating to him that she wanted to play out a rape-like fantasy. That it was unreasonable to expect him to be a good guy, while at the same time to expect him to totally disregard signs that the sex would not be consensual.
Presenting the topic in the right light is key in my opinion and he brings up a good point. Some women totally love the idea of a guy taking charge and to just toss them on the bed and ravishing them without saying a word. But they might not stop to think of what if they really weren’t willing and did not express enthusiastic consent? Would that guy still pick up on the reluctance without a word? What if he doesn’t care? Does it make it okay because the end result was what they wanted?
Louis CK without mentioning by name addressed enthusiastic consent and how that should be the best indicator to decide to go forward with sex. That without saying more, anything less than that would lead into a situation where rape is more likely to occur.