Father of Parkland shooting victim responds to Louis CK’s controversial comedy routine

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A man whose son was killed during the Parkland shooting released a powerful video in response to Louis CK’s controversial jokes about the event

The comedian made fun of victims of the shooting during a stand-up routine in December.

According to Daily Beast writer Stacey Solie, who watched the routine, he said:

If you ever need people to forget that you jerked off, what you do is you make a joke about kids that got shot.

One father, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the tragic shooting, tweeted the following after footage of the audio was leaked online:

My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting. My son ran from the bullets... Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?

Manuel Oliver’s son Joaquin was killed during the Parkland school shooting in February 2018. He partnered with and filmed a response to the comedian in the firm of a stand-up routine.

“Recently, I heard a great line from a comedian,” he began, standing on what appeared to be a darkened stage.

If you want people to forget that you were jerking off, just make a joke about kids getting shot.

And I thought, ‘Jokes about kids getting shot?’ I can do that.

Oliver launched into a story about a student who went to school on Valentine’s Day. His dad dropped him off to school, and he told him, “I love you” before getting into a car. He was shot to death hours later.

You guys ever heard dead baby jokes? I got a dead baby. His name was Joaquin Oliver. He’s going to be 18, but now he’s dead.

And that’s not a joke.

He look directly into the camera before quietly walking away.

Oliver’s son, affectionately known as Guac, was one of the 17 students and staff who were killed on 14 February, 2018, when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

You can watch the entire clip below:

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