Daniel Tosh apologizes on Twitter for rape joke at comedy club
(CBS News) Comedian Daniel Tosh, who is known for his provocative jokes, has apologized after an audience member accused him of making her the subject of a rape joke at a recent stand-up show in Los Angeles.
The "Tosh.0" star tweeted his apology along with a link to a blogger's account of his stand-up performance at the Laugh Factory on Friday night.
all the out of context misquotes aside, i'd like to sincerely apologize j.mp/PJ8bNs-- daniel tosh (@danieltosh) July 10, 2012
According to her blog post, the woman said she was offended by a rape joke Tosh told and called out from the audience, " "Actually, rape jokes are never funny!"
After that, she wrote, the comedian indicated her and said, " Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now?'"
After his apology tweet, Tosh used the social networking site to try and make light of the situation.
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-- daniel tosh (@danieltosh) July 10, 2012
on a lighter note tonight's new episode of tosh.0 will be featuring clowns... insane ones. enjoy, juggalos & juggalettes.-- daniel tosh (@danieltosh) July 10, 2012
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