Survivors of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed 17 lives, and other entertainers took to social media to criticize C.K. for his choice of material.
“This hacky, unfunny, shallow routine is just a symptom of how people are afraid to feel empathy,” director Judd Apatow wrote in a tweet. “It’s much easier to laugh at our most vulnerable than to look at their pain directly & show them love and concern. Louis CK is all fear and bitterness now. He can’t look inward.”
Parkland survivor Kyra Parrow wrote on Twitter in response to the audio clip, “Louis C.K, although taking jello shots & eating mushrooms might have been ideal for you when you were 18, that is not the luxury that we have after having to see our friends and classmates in caskets because of preventable gun violence.”
Another Parkland survivor, Aalayah Eastmond, wrote, “Since you like making fun of me and other Parkland survivors behind closed doors, I'm right here if you want to talk. Just try to keep it in your pants, ok?”
C.K. has kept a low profile since admitting last year to sexual misconduct after several women accused him of sexual harassment and abuse.
He has been making unannounced appearances at comedy clubs since at least August, according to the AP.