How do you feel about the Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy?
Let’s try not to let this get too heated, please.
Recently, comedian Daniel Tosh made some jokes about rape that many feel crossed a line.
I am personally of the opinion that people are really overreacting to this situation. To be clear: I completely understand how the jokes could offend people, so I am not trying to claim that it wasn’t offensive, insensitive, or over the line. But if any of you are familiar with Daniel Tosh’s stand-up or his television show Tosh.0, you know that he regularly makes jokes along these lines in addition to jokes about abortion, race, gender, and other controversial topics. I just feel that if you don’t appreciate or are offended by this type of humor, you shouldn’t go to his shows nor should you be so outraged when you go to a comedy show that you are unfamiliar with and you find the comedy offensive or unfunny; you should leave and not watch his shows, simple as that. And if you then choose to heckle the comedian, you should certainly be prepared to get a comeback. Multiple sources including the owner of the Laugh Factory and the comedian himself also state that he was misquoted, though I’m sure that it was offensive regardless.
So, what does the collective think on the matter?
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