The parent of a Parkland shooting victim is calling out Louis C.K. after the comedian mocked the tragedy last month. In response to the comedian’s poor taste in jokes, dad Manuel Oliver created his own stand-up set–and it’s very dark.
It all began when C.K. sparked outrage in December with an ill-timed joke about the school shooting. He then followed it up with another jab in San Jose at a recent stand-up show. “If you ever need people to forget that you jerked off, what you do is you make a joke about kids that got shot,” he quipped.
Oliver, whose son was killed in the Parkland shooting, decided to fire back with a video promoting his gun control non-profit with wife Patricia. “Jokes about kids getting shot? I can do that!” he mocks in his opening lines, referencing C.K.’s controversial statements.
He then goes on to say, “You heard the one about the kid that walks into the school on Valentine’s Day? Skinny kid, wearing headphones, gets dropped by his dad. And he says, ‘I love you,’ and gets out of the car and walks into the school. And then gets shot to death a couple of hours later.”
The chilling video ends with a shoutout to Oliver’s late son. “You guys ever heard dead baby jokes? I got a dead baby. His name was Joaquin Oliver. He was going to be eighteen. But now he’s dead. And that’s not a joke.”
Oliver isn’t the first Parkland parent to criticize C.K.’s recent jokes about the school shooting. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was a victim in the massacre, previously tweeted the comedian, saying, “Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”