The recently sober comic addresses his past use of the word “faggot” and other offensive slurs.
“Times have changed, comedy has changed,” Lange says. “We live in a more enlightened time where you should think twice before you speak, because we’re talking about people.” (…)
On the surface, there’s probably no living comedian more offensive than Louis CK. I mean, honestly, how much lower can you get than laughing about sodomizing a dead child in a field? Yet rarely do people attack CK with the same level of vitriol that they do comedians like Jeselnik or Daniel Tosh. “Of course, slavery is the worst thing that ever happened,” Louis CK said in his recent special Oh My God, defending the most universally loathed human institution. “But every incredible achievement in human history was done with slaves. … There’s no end to what you can do when you don’t give a fuck about a particular people. That’s where human greatness comes from — fucking others over.”
Not only was there no NAACP backlash from this, but CK has gotten away with being offended himself by the n-word. “Not nigger,” he explains. “The n-word. Literally, whenever a white lady on CNN says ‘the n-word,’ that’s just white people getting away with saying nigger. When you say ‘the n-word’ I’m like ‘oh she means nigger.’ You’re making me say it! Why don’t you say it and take responsibility. Just say it, don’t hide behind the first letter like a faggot.”
Contrast this with Anthony Jeselnik receiving death threats for poking fun at the death of a New Zealander that nobody had ever heard of…