In his SNL monologue, Louis C.K. deftly took on the problem of white privilege by making himself the butt of the joke.
Louis C.K. has a history of delivering controversial Saturday Night Live monologues.
Having told us how he really feels about “Lying sack of shit” Donald Trump during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this week, t wasn’t much left to say about the 45th president of the United States when C.K. took the stage at Studio 8H for the fourth time.
After a few more animal-centric jokes, including one about wanting a pet goat so that he could have “a trash can that I can make love to,” C.K. closed out his nearly 10-minute set with a long bit about how he feels entitled to certain things as a white man when he stays in fancy hotels.
“Because look, it’s wrong that white people get preferential treatment. It’s wrong. But as long as they do, what’s going on at this hotel? I’m supposed to get the best because I’m white, which is awful and wrong, but w is it right now?”.
As it turned out, after he had gotten the manager on the phone and demanded a “White investigation” into the wabouts of his laundry, C.K. realized that he never gave the laundry to the hotel in the first place.