Dane Cook Apologizes For Being An Asshole
Dane Cook has apologized for being an asshole. More specifically, he has apologized for cracking wise about the Aurora shooting in a moment even Terry Schiavo could have told him was "too soon."
During a stand-up gig at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, Cook told the following joke:
So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap. Yea, 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 crap, was probably like ‘ugh fucking shoot me.
On Friday afternoon, Cook tweeted his apology:
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. My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims.
Given penchant for I’m-sorry-you-were-offended non-apologies, that is actually a fairly decent one.