Twitter couldn't get over how Louis Theroux greeted this pimp on Dark States
The documentary maker's latest series has got people talking.
Louis Theroux is back at it again and this time it’s in a three-part series called Dark States.
The second documentary from the series, Trafficking Sex, aired last night and included the moment he sat down with a former pimp.
Shederick Smith is currently serving a 42-year sentence in prison in Amarillo for trafficking a 15-year-old girl, known only as LD in the court documents.
During his conversation with Theroux, Smith seemed completely unapologetic for his work as a pimp, claiming that many of the girls he “worked with” enjoyed the work.
“Some women are just hoes. You know? They’re prostitutes, and that’s all they're gonna be.”
In official documents, LD said there were times she didn’t want to work with Smith and that he treated her badly.
Smith defended himself by saying the girl in question was only with him for seven days which wasn’t enough time to be “too horrible”.
The interview was chilling to watch but was praised by viewers who again commended Theroux for his incredible skill.
— Ashley Spink (@AshleySpink) October 15, 2017
Louis having a polite and probing conversation with this pimp over a jail phone might be the most British thing I’ve ever seen #LouisTheroux
— Craig Trainor (@whynotimbored) October 15, 2017
Louis Theroux shows us time & time again that the way to get the most vulnerable to talk is to listen, be subtle, & listen again #DarkStates
— An Artist (@CBR6er) October 15, 2017
However, they also commented on the way Theroux chose to greet the interviewee.
— Aaron McDonnell (@Ezer_94) October 15, 2017
Louis, couldn’t look anymore British fist-bumping a pimp via prison glass there, the awkward legend. #DarkStates
— James McGowan (@JamesLeeMcGow1) October 15, 2017
Louis Theroux initiating a fist bump with an incarcerated scummy pimp called Fancy. Can’t make this shit up ? #DarkStates
— Fast Lane (@FastLaneJules) October 15, 2017
The final part of the series is due to air next week and it focusses on District 5 in Milwaukee where the homicide rate is over 12 times the national average.