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Louis C.K. sparks uproar with 'SNL' jokes about 'mild racism,' pedophilia

During his monologue on "Saturday Night Live," comedian Louis C.K. made a series of jokes that many on social media are saying went too far.

C.K.'s monologue, a stand-up bit about how life was different for him growing up in the 70s, made jabs at a range of sensitive topics, including racism, tension in the Middle East and child molesters.

Louis CK appears on SNL.

"I was born in 1967, so I grew up in the ’70s," he said. "So I’m not racist — but I do have mild racism."

But it was C.K.'s comments on child molestation that drew the most controversy, as the comedian compared his love of Mounds chocolate bars to pedophilia.

Many on Twitter voiced their outrage at the skit, with one user even saying the skit was the "unfunniest, most offensive" 'SNL" monologue they'd ever seen.

The "Louie" creator appeared to have awareness of the controversy his jokes would stir saying, "It's probably my last show." (Coincidentally one of the episode's promos featured Kate McKinnon tell C.K. that it would be his final appearance on the show).

It's also not the first time that "SNL" has drawn criticism for its subject matter this season. Earlier this year, a sketch featuring Dakota Johnson leaving home to join ISIS raised eyebrows for what some said was making light of an international crisis.

You can watch the full set in the video below (but a fair warning that the monologue contains mature subject matter).

What do you think — did C.K.'s jokes go too far?