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Daniel Tosh : Joke About Rape
Daniel Tosh recently came under fire recently because he made a joke about rape, and someone didn't like it. So instead of taking her rage outside, along with her money, she did something so much better, she heckled the comedian. Now Daniel Tosh is a comedian known for his sensitivity. On his show Tosh.0 he very often has heartwarming insights into how we can all be more kind to each other. I mean below, there is a link about how we can exercise racial tolerance in a sensitive way.
What started the whole thing was Daniel asked his audience what they wanted to talk about, someone said rape, accoring to the club owner. What Daniel Tosh said was that rape could be funny. Then a woman in the audience said "Actually, rape jokes are never funny". and was heckling him. So he responded "wouldn't it be funny if 5 guys started raping her right now!" And there are mixed stories as to what happens next, she said that she left immediately, and the owner said that he didn't get a complaint about it until the end of the set.
Here is a link to an article on it, if you want to do more research on what happened yourself. It should easily give you the kind of feel that people with nothing better to do than be offended about stuff have about this.
If I was there I would have laughed. Cause you know if it started to happen, people would probably stop it. Me included. I would go so far as to say Daniel too, if for no ther reason than nothing hurts ticket sales like the reputation of the chance of actually getting raped at his shows.
Do you think Daniel is being treated properly because of his controversial joke?
What did you expect?
Come on now. This woman went to see DANIEL TOSH. It is not like if you live in America, and are the type to go to a comedy club, you don't know who he is. He has a TV show, he is all over the freaking internet. I be willing to bet this woman was the type to go to see George Carlin and complain about the profanity.
Point is Daniel Tosh isn't know for how he politically correct talks about things. And when it came time to respond to this whole mess, he said he was sincerly sorry and "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" Cause if you can laugh at it, it doesn't have as much power over you.
Not the first time
It's not the first time this has happened either, watch this video, and notice that the audience if laughing their asses off.
This bit with Dave Chapelle happened at the exact same club Daniel Tosh was in