Louis CK polarized the Saturday Night Live audience over the weekend with a series of jokes about child molestation. He compared abuse to his love of Mounds Bars, saying, "They do taste delicious, but they don't taste as good as a young boy does, and shouldn't, to a child molester."

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Louis CK raised eyebrows with child molestation jokes

"Child molesters are very tenacious people," he joked, adding, "It's so crazy because when you consider the risk in being a child molester - speaking not of even the damage you're doing, but the risk - there's no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester.

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"Yet they still do it. Which you can only really surmise that it must be really good, from their point of view. It must be amazing for them to risk so much."

Louis CK - who also joked that the SNL performance could be his final show - often jokes about controversial subjects though insists he sets out to offend people.

"Offending people is a necessary and healthy act," he said, "Every time you say something that's offensive to another person you just caused a discussion. You just forced them to have to think."

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"Anyone who thinks Louis CK defended child molesters on SNL is a moron. He's a comedic genius exploring human nature. You suck. #SNL #LouisCK," said one user.

"Yikes. I use to think #LouisCK's humor was intelligent. Child molestation jokes? Brutal. #SNL fail," said another.

"#LouisCK you wouldn't be joking about the neighborhood child molester if he had chosen you! No excuse for allowing this #SNL," said another.