Daniel Tosh in hot water for rape joke

Comedian has since apologized, but only somewhat

WRITTEN BY: Sara Hall
Daniel Tosh is in hot water for insisting that rape jokes are always funny.
Image Source: Julian Jensen via Wikimedia Commons
Daniel Tosh is in hot water for insisting  that rape jokes are always funny.

Daniel Tosh is trying to dig himself out of a hole, but he may only be making it deeper.

The comedian apologized on Tuesday after he responded to a female audience member’s distaste for the subject of rape jokes last Friday at one of his comedy shows.

After Daniel Tosh began talking about how rape jokes could be funny, a displeased female audience member vocally disagreed with him in the middle of the show.

Daniel Tosh went on to insist rape jokes are always funny; the anonymous female audience member said in a post on her Tumblr.

"After I called out to him, Tosh paused for a moment. Then, he says, 'Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…' and I, completely stunned and finding it hard to process what was happening but knowing I needed to get out of there, immediately nudged my friend, whom was also completely stunned, and we high-tailed it out of there," she said.

Daniel Tosh then apologized via Twitter, linking to the woman’s post and  tweeting, "All the out of context misquotes aside, i'd like to sincerely apologize."

Still, Daniel Tosh almost undermined his own apology by then tweeting, “The point i was making before i was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them. #deadbabies.”

Laugh Factory, the comedy club that hosted Daniel Tosh, remains mainly unapologetic for Tosh’s behavior.

"Comedians sometimes tell jokes and sometimes they can be off color. I think Daniel Tosh is one of the funniest comics alive. He is one of the most caring people I know. He had no intentions of hurting anyone," Jamie Masada, Laugh Factory owner, told E! News.

COMPETITIONS

ADVERTISEMENT
Loading...