Daniel Tosh tweeted an apology in response to this post from a girl who has a friend who saw him at the Laugh Factory on Friday night. And yes, this is a second-hand account on tumblr, so you can rest assured that all the details are 100 percent accurate.
Essentially, Tosh was on stage saying rape jokes are funny when this happened…
I felt provoked because I, for one, DON’T find them funny and never have. So I didn’t appreciate Daniel Tosh (or anyone!) telling me I should find them funny. So I yelled out, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!”
What if a guy was trying to rape a girl and she got away and he fell down while chasing her because his pants were around his ankles. That would be funny.
I did it because, even though being “disruptive” is against my nature, I felt that sitting there and saying nothing, or leaving quietly, would have been against my values as a person and as a woman.
Being upset and leaving quietly is against a woman’s nature? Oh you don’t say. This is the first I’ve heard of it.
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, who was also completely stunned, and we high-tailed it out of there.
Holy shit I can’t believe Tosh apologized for this. Comedy Central must have forced him. This girl has every right to be offended if she wants, what he said was offensive if you choose to take it literally, but even then it doesn’t mean Tosh needs to apologize for it. You don’t have a right to not be offended in life. Fuck her. He’s a comedian, is he supposed to stand there and state facts? This isn’t Wikipedia Live! you dumb bitch.