Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself

May 13, 2014 2:30 AM

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Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself

He's known as an astute comic observer with an unerring ability to skewer the most hypocritical moments of modern life. But it turns out Louis C.K. can also be a surprising example of TV's double standard when it comes to men, women and weight. He complains about his tubby body in part of his standup act. But on his TV show, his love interests are often beautiful, thin actresses like Parker Posey and Yvonne Strahovski.

Monday's episode of his FX series, Louie, puts all that hypocrisy on the line. He takes an overweight girl on a date, and she hits him with this: "On behalf of all the fat girls, I'm making you represent all of the guys," says Vanessa, a woman who was once a waitress at a comedy club where Louie per...

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