Louis C.K. Figures Out The True Purpose Of TwitterBy: Josh Wolford - June 25, 2012
In the past, comedian Louis C.K. has been fairly up front concerning his opinions of Twitter – he doesn’t really care for it. He once said that he “kinda hates” social media, in fact he “thinks it’s awful.” He has bemoaned the social media generation, saying that everyone nowadays has to live every moment through the social media lens – that we can’t just experience anything anymore without posting a status about it.
Can’t really argue with that.
Despite these feelings, Louis C.K. has maintained a presence on Twitter, and he has over 1.3 million followers. He’s said before that he really only uses the service to get people to buy stuff, and apart from using Twitter to go on an amazingly funny rant about Sarah Palin or to defend fellow comedians when they’re attacked by the PC police, that’s pretty much the bulk of his tweets – a show annoucement here, a comedy special release there.
Now, apparently, he’s decided on a new way to use Twitter. And it involves the merciless bashing of his followers.
Okay here’s how I do twitter from now on. I make a show announcement, then take questions and insult you for a few minutes.
That few minutes produced a few dozen responses, the best of which are displayed below (NSFW):
@gaRylova because I had to hurry to get to your dirty mom’s house.
@aaronsather It’s not YOUR birthday, you self centered fuckwad.
@DylanMDavid are you planning on dying anytime soon? Please?
@mytoecold Because your ugly face scared me.
@TracyChretien No but if you leave her out on the lawn I’ll drive by and throw chinese food at her. seriously.
@kovnot The one you choke and die on. I will pick it up from next to your dead hand and eat it slowly.
@JohnLawniczak ask your mom. she just ate a slice out of my ass.
@AndrewSetters Cincinnati is the greatest city in the world, except every other city in the world.
We just hop that Louis C.K. keeps using Twitter like this, which is exactly how it should be used.