My problem is not only that he made a rape joke, but the people defending Tosh for making a rape joke! Like rape is a part of every day life and not a traumatizing experience that could ruin someone’s life. People are actually excusing his behavior away by saying that the heckler got it coming to her. WTF?
Since when did heckling become the worst thing in the world? Because if that’s the case, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
You’re defending a comedian who couldn’t handle one person in the audience that happened to heckle him? Really? How fragile does he have to be in order to insult not only a person, but a serious issue at the same time!
And to the people who are saying, “Well it was just his natural response to a heckler.” Really? That’s his natural response? To make a joke about a female being raped? And he doesn’t say it once! He says it twice! TWICE! He says, “Wouldn’t it be funny if she got raped right now? Wouldn’t it be funny if she got gang-raped?” Who the hell talks like that when they’re offended by someone else’s actions?
I always say that someone’s true behavior comes out when they are faced with some sort of stress that they can’t handle. To handle something like this it’s called tact. And obviously, Tosh doesn’t have any otherwise he wouldn’t have made the joke.
And Tosh finds rape hilarious? This guy is deeply disturbed to go out in his routine and say that rape is hilarious? Then attack a female heckler? He needs help. Serious help.
I bet these people who are defending Tosh, don’t realize all of the female comedians who have to deal with hecklers who turn into stalkers and are fearful for their lives when they leave bars and clubs at night. You could talk to one of those women who have to deal with hecklers every night because they have psychotic men targeting them with a bar or club who won’t do anything about it. Or you know, you could talk to a rape survivor and ask, “Do you think rape is funny?”
This may be digressing a bit, but I’m starting to hate the fact that people are excusing everybody’s actions because they’re some form of celebrity. People still welcome Alec Baldwin with open arms even though he has a history of violent behavior, but because he’s on “30 Rock”, everyone justloves him.Or excusing Tracy Morgan for making jokes about how if his son was gay, he’d kill him.
I just, this baffles me.