As the fallout from Daniel Tosh's rape joke controversy continues, Louis C.K. wants to make something clear: he was on vacation in Vermont, off the grid, and had no idea what was happening when he tweeted at Tosh, telling him he liked his show. "I've been called a rape apologist because I said 'hi' to a guy," the comedian told Jon Stewart last night. After noting that nothing comes out of comedians or bloggers except "hyperbole and garbage," C.K. says, "It's also a fight between comedians and feminists, which are natural enemies. Stereotypically speaking, feminists can't take a joke." Enjoy the clip as we slowly walk backwards out of the room and run far, far away from here.
After the audience boos, Louis C.K. adds, "See? And comedians can't take criticism." For those of you who have had better things to do than rehash a stupid joke made by a comedian (again and again) you can read the full account of what happened here. The short version is the same maxim your grandmother had crocheted and framed on her wall: "There probably is no reason to suggest that someone in the audience at a comedy club be brutally gang-raped."
Louis C.K. did note that the controversy has exposed him to different views that have helped shaped his opinion: "This woman said how rape is something that polices woman's lives…that's part of me now, that wasn't before, but I can still enjoy a good rape joke." Perhaps the same can't be said of Tosh.