Louis CK and Ricky Gervais receive backlash over N-word use in resurfaced video

Ricky Gervais and Louis CK criticised over use of N-word

Louis CK and Ricky Gervais have been criticised for openly using the N-word during an HBO special with Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock.

The comedians took part in a Talking Funny roundtable conversation, which was released in April of 2011, and the video has resurfaced on social media, specifically a segment where the racial slur is addressed.

Chris Rock describes CK as “the blackest white guy I f**king know. In all the negative things we think about black people, this f**ker…”

CK then says: “You’re saying I’m a n****r?”

That response gets a massive laugh from Ricky Gervais and Chris Rock before CK then says “we say n****r onstage”, referring to his and Rock’s stand-up.

Gervais then says the N-word when saying that he and Jerry Seinfeld don’t say the N-Word.

Seinfeld says to CK, after confirming he doesn’t say the word: “you’ve found the humour in it, I haven’t found it, nor do I seek it.”

Many people on social media have reacted to the interaction with criticism for both Louis CK and Ricky Gervais.






Chris Rock also came under fire for seemingly condoning their use of the word.




Though a lot of people had time for Jerry Seinfeld.





None of the comedians involved in the video have responded to the backlash.

Louis CK has been keeping a low profile ever since he was publicly outed by the New York Times who published the accounts of five women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The disgraced comedian owned up to the allegations and apologised but less than a year later he was already back on the comedy circuit.

Just like when he masturbated in front of these women, CK did not ask for the audiences’ consent to perform comedy in front of them over the last few months.

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