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Louis C.K.'s "SNL" Monologue Sparks Outrage On Social Media

The comedian delivered a mini-standup set about racism, conflict in the Middle East, and child molestation. You know, just your standard Saturday night fare.

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Louis C.K. served as host of Saturday Night Live's 40th season finale on Saturday.

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The comedian used his opening monologue to deliver over eight minutes of stand-up on several sensitive topics, including racism…

And the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

But the jokes that sparked the most criticism, both among the audience and viewers at home, were ones where he considers the mentality of a child molester.

Even when the audience voiced its discomfort with the topic, C.K. pressed on.

But, as the set came to a close, Louis seemed to sense he may have gone too far.

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And it seems that many viewers disapproved, taking to social media to voice their objections to his jokes.

#LouisCK How in the hell did you think that bit on child molestation and "the taste" of young boys was funny? Shocked. #SNL

Just now seeing that Child molestation joke on #SNL ......... when did this become okay?

That was the unfunniest, most offensive #SNL monologue I've ever seen. Racism and child molestation? Really, Louis. #SNL40Finale

Is Louis CK still going to host this show after that opening? Child molestation is NEVER funny. #snl

I don't know if I should be disgusted with or sad for #LouisCK, jokes about child molestation is bad form. #SNL

I always considered #LouieCK a hilarious comedian & admired his honesty. But I will never laugh at a joke about child molestation. #SNL

Um… Louis C.K.’s monologue on #SNL ….make him stop.

Other viewers thought the monologue was emblematic of the entire episode -- or even SNL's whole season.

Louis CK who has been so #SNL monologue reliable. Is totally failing tonight. Which is summarizing this bad season.

Tonight's #SNL: Mild racism, child molestation, spanking elves and cheating on your wife. What's missing? Actual humor.

Watch the monologue in its entirety here and let us know what you thought.

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