1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Daniel Tosh and Rape Jokes

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Riptide, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    So rape jokes are The New Funny now?
    I would think that would be forbidden territory for men.

    So Tosh then starts making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how can a rape joke not be funny, rape is hilarious, etc. I don’t know why he was so repetitive about it but I felt provoked because I, for one, DON’T find them funny and never have. So I didnt appreciate Daniel Tosh (or anyone!) telling me I should find them funny. So I yelled out, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!”. ...

    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…”


    http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2012/07/10/514002/daniel-tosh-gang-rape/
     
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Daniel Tosh and funny do not belong in the same sentence.
     
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Are people unfamiliar with his schtick?
     
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I can honestly say I have never sat through more than 2 minutes of his show....nor do I have any desire to.
     
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    So it's the rape joke that takes it over the edge. I guess the racist, sexist and gay jokes are cool though.
     
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Daniel Tosh is hysterical.
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Comedians say crazy shit to get a reaction.

    I'm not saying I agree with what he said and I certainly don't think it's funny, but he's a performer and his "character" that does stand-up and does his show and while we may not like what he said, he has a right to say it.
     
  8. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Don't forget the pedophilia jokes that pop up from time to time.
     
  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    "All the time?" I have quite a few Carlin albums and that's the only one I can recall from memory.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It does not look to me like anyone is denying his right to say it.

    On Tosh, I've decided to just be old and realize I'll never get it.
     
  11. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Seconded.
     
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I think Carlin's bigger point was that you'd better stick to cartoon characters if you go there -- and even that is risky business.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page