Comedian and “Tosh.0” host Daniel Tosh has posted an apology for what appears to have been a series of gang rape jokes at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory comedy club.
Tosh’s tweet links to a blog post by an audience member who claims she was targeted for abuse after objecting to the rape jokes. Oddly, Tosh himself referred followers to the blog post, with the disclaimer “out-of-context misquotes aside.”
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.
Some aren’t buying the apology.
Whatever was said, Tosh tweeted again to place the incident in context.
Update: Dane Cook, who appeared at the same show, popped up to defend Tosh. His tweet apparently was quickly deleted, but not before Sophia Bush and others had retweeted it.