Dane Cook has issued a statement after making a tasteless joke about the horribly sad theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Cook made the joke that enraged many last Thursday, July 26th when the comedian was doing his stand up routine at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles “So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie,” he said. “And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of s***.”
“Yeah, spoiler alert. I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of s***, was probably like, ‘Ugh f***ing shoot me’.”
Shortly after word got out about Cook’s lack of sensitivity with the masses surprised and upset by his decision to put a funny spin on the tragic events. The 40-year old has since issued his apologies, noting how serious the events were and should not have made it into his comedic performance.
“I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened. I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time,” he says. “My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims.” Cook made the statement on his Twitter account for all of his fans.
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