Jim Carrey Roasts Louis C.K. For Distasteful Remarks About Parkland Survivors

Actor Jim Carrey defended the survivors of the Parkland shooting after comedian Louis C.K. targeted them in an ill-received comedy routine. And, of course, Carrey did it in his own way: with surrealistic artwork.

Carrey has made headlines in the past for using his artwork to criticize President Donald Trump and his administration. It turns out Louis C.K. is also a viable target. Carrey’s painting shows Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor turned gun-control activist Emma Gonzalez looming over a tiny Louis C.K. as he stands before a microphone.

“Louis can’t C. K?” he wrote.

Here’s the full image:

Emma Gonzalez Louis C.K.


The painting was in response to an audio clip that surfaced this week of C.K. doing a comedy set.

In the clip C.K. says of the Parkland survivors:

“They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing? You’re young! You should be crazy! You should be unhinged! Not in a suit… You’re not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?”

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — particularly Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg — have galvanized the national conversation on gun control legislation since gunman Nicolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day 2018. Since the shooting, they’ve founded the March for Our Lives campaign, testified before Congress about their experiences, and traveled around the nation to register young people to vote.

Unlike C.K.’s remarks, Carrey’s painting was very well-received.

C.K. was also criticized by at least two survivors of the shooting, including Kyra Parrow…

 … and Aalayah Eastmond.

C.K.’s comments about the Parkland survivors were part of his first set since returning to stand-up comedy after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. C.K.’s 2017 film I Love You, Daddy was pulled from distribution after the allegations, which included several women who said C.K. had masturbated in front of them. C.K. admitted he was guilty of what his accusers described.