***Warning*** The graphics below the fold are extremely graphic. RAPE, Misogynist slur content.
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I’ve been watching a “comic” tweet something that he thinks is extremely funny and just part of comedy. He’s joined by a merry gang of Rape Tweeters. Simultaneously, I was watching Melissa from Shakesville deal with a similar incident. Rape culture is a huge part of our society. It’s disgusting.
I’m going to document the tweets I captured because they’ve disappeared from his tweet stream. It could be due to the abuse reports. But, dude is still on line so it might be he deleted them thinking he wouldn’t be caught threatening someone. I hope some one either SWATS him or the sex crimes police show up at his door. I wonder if this is how he texts his mom on mother’s day?
I guess what has started all this off is this story about Daniel Tosh and a rape “joke” during a stand up routine. I’m obviously not in his demographic and I don’t watch his show. The few times I’ve seen the show while channel surfing is about two minutes. I move on because it’s simply not funny imho. I guess it appeals to young men of certain demographic (e.g. white, immature, can’t get laid, bad looking, chubby, greasy, etc. Just notice the pics in the tweets below the fold.) Basically, it’s the call them “humorless, men hating feminists” men Haters Club all over again with violent rape threats thrown in to make it ‘edgy’.
Tepid apology? Thinly veiled insult?
You be Daniel Tosh’s judge.
A woman’s Tumblr post that went viral Tuesday claimed Comedy Central‘s “Tosh.0″ host singled her out during one of his stand-up gigs and said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?”
We’re struggling to find humor (or proof of Tosh’s humanity) in that one.
Faced with Web backlash, the foul-mouthed comedian took to Twitter:
“All the out of context misquotes aside, i’d like to sincerely apologize,” he wrote, linking to the woman’s post.
“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.”
What more can we expect from the man who wrote Inappropriate Touch Tuesdays?
According to the blogger’s account, Tosh targeted her after she interrupted his show, yelling, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!”
Rape Tweets are now en vogue with aspiring nasty young male comics and their adoring He Man Woman Haters Club. Here’s more information from Feministing which is more in line with the demographic of folks that know or care about what or who a Tosh might be.
This resulted in more criticism for this obvious fauxpology, but also a ton of Tosh defenders making more terrible rape jokes, and calling the woman a “dumb bitch“ and “cunt,” requesting her Twitter handle.The rest of the tweets in defense are regurgitations of the usual argument that “it’s just a joke” and #getoverit, Tosh’s job is to stir things up.
Yes, many comedians take life’s tragedies and make fun of them; they use humor as a way of coping with the awful things that happen to people. It’s actually similar to my own defense that bringing the funny into feminism and social justice makes it all the more accessible and fun, and can be a way for us to collectively laugh at the injustice that we have to deal with on a daily basis.
What Tosh did was not that.
Be very careful treading around the Twitter today. It’s ugly ugly ugly. But then, it’s just one big frigging misogynistic, woman hating world out there, isn’t it?
PSSSSssssst. Tosh is said to have horrible boy cankles! I’m sure these next two “comedians” are poorly endowed and tweet with one hand, because let’s face it, look at their pix? What woman would want them?