I really wish some of these Hollywood types would shut the hell up if they have nothing reasonable to say. I’m not like some people. I think they have every right to speak out on politics and elections…there’s nothing wrong with that. Like Leo DiCaprio during his Oscars acceptance speech, for example. You may not believe in global warming, but the guy gave a coherent presentation and didn’t sound like a nutter. Well, OK, if you think climate change is a hoax, I guess he did, but my point is, at least he didn’t pull out the Hitler card.
The same can’t be said for people like Louis C.K.
To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of his and I believe he’s vastly overrated. I can think of 10 comics I would take over Louis off the top of my head. He’s most certainly not the greatest living comedian, or whatever the fuck they’ve taken to calling this guy. That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed some of his work here and there, but I mostly see him as a media creation. All that being said, I did have some respect for the guy. But he went a long way towards pissing that away today.
Here’s the gist of what I’m getting at, from The Hollywood Reporter…
Louis C.K. doesn’t joke around when it comes to politics.
In an email to his followers on Saturday morning announcing the sixth episode of his web series Horace and Pete, C.K. added a lengthy P.S. to the bottom of his note imploring fans not to vote for Donald Trump.
“Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler,” the P.S. begins. “And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.”…
He then continues with his critique of the former Apprentice star: “Trump is not that. He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.”
OK, I get it, you don’t like Donald Trump. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. As I said, I have no problem with people speaking out against Trump, but please don’t fall back on the tired Hitler comparisons. Their intellectually offensive, not to mention just plain wrong. C.K. does go on to make a couple cogent points in his email, the problem is, they’re all obscured by his insistence on labeling Trump the next Adolf Hitler.
He says his audience is better than people who would vote for Trump simply to stick it to Washington. Well, I had thought Louis C.K was better than using tired Nazi references.
I was obviously very wrong.