Louis C.K. has sparked backlash after an ad plugging his new standup comedy special aired while “Saturday Night Live” was being broadcast over the weekend.
Louis previously admitted multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.
The ad, which aired around 10 minutes into “SNL”, promoted the comedian’s new show “Sorry”.
Many criticized “SNL” and NBC on Twitter.
I care about the women Louis CK hurt, and you should too.
— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) December 19, 2021
The Louis CK special being advertised on my feed is making me mad for the same reason I was originally mad about any man "still liking him." The willful ignorance about sexual harassment. The siding with the harasser. The "get over it" tone of it all.
— Katya (@katpapov) December 19, 2021
When they air a commercial for Louis ck’s new special during new SNL pic.twitter.com/blo4z96a3u
— Margee (@margeemargz) December 19, 2021
I’m watching SNL valiantly attempt to put on a show in the middle of a Covid surge and NBC just showed a commercial for Louis CK’s next comedy special. Absolutely cursed stuff.
— Alexis Pereira (@MrAlexisPereira) December 19, 2021
In a press release, the comedian wrote, “I am very proud of this show and I feel confident that you will laugh fourteen or more times during it. It is, so far, my favourite show that I have personally generated.”