Recently the comedian, who is clearly floundering to stay relevant, said that the teenagers who survived their school shooting should be more concerned with having sex than pushing for gun control legislation.
In an attempt to dislodge CK from his seat of privileged apathy, a father of one of the Parkland victims performed his own stand up routine.
The video was performed by Manny Oliver, the father of Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 children killed last year.
It was produced by ChangeTheRef.org.
Their mission is to:
“raise awareness about mass shootings through strategic interventions that will reduce the influence of the NRA on the federal level.”
If you didn’t catch it, the rimshot that punctuates one of Oliver’s “jokes” is actually from the video of Joaquin playing the drums and telling jokes.
The well-made video is an incredibly sobering way to drive home the point that not all jokes are OK. If anything, adults in the spotlight should be applauding these teenagers for spending their young lives passionately campaigning for what they believe in.
People are reeling from the tangible pain that Manny is in.
A Parkland dad did standup about his son's murder, to reclaim that topic from Louis... I can barely process this. https://t.co/tk0umdqzvm— Laurie Kilmartin (@anylaurie16) February 1, 2019
Thank you for sharing. I'm crying at my desk. This is incredible.— Amy Spalding 🌈🍔 (@theames) February 1, 2019
Geez, wow.https://t.co/uq4yL9NqH5— ❄️☃️steph 👩🏻🏫🌨 (@epic_skyline) February 2, 2019
This should win a Nobel prize for courage.— Ali MacLean (@aliontheair) February 1, 2019
Others are rallying for justice and change alongside Mr. Oliver.
Yes. Yes. Yes. https://t.co/fUg4hEmk9h— francine j .harris (@francinejharris) February 4, 2019
Holy F. This is heavy and good. https://t.co/5MiJzx0JTS— itme (@chrisgrover) February 3, 2019
Be sure to speak to your representatives if you support common sense gun laws.