So, Daniel Tosh told a rape joke onstage at a comedy club.
But wait—there’s more. Actually, no, scratch that, there isn’t. He told a rape joke. Daniel Tosh told a rape joke. And…OK, I’m honestly not sure what the rest of the story is. Two girls got mad. I think the story is that two girls got mad. And that rape is bad, of course.
This important, frontline news was broken by a blogger by the name of Breakfast Cookie on the website Cookies for Breakfast, which is the premier blog for photos of Nutella cakes with chocolate ganache and discussions about free speech. The woman in question wants Daniel Tosh to be blacklisted because he said something she didn’t like.
You’d think people would just ignore this, and, honestly, I have no idea why they didn’t. How did people find it? Maybe this cookie bitch is the daughter of some famous PR guy or something. I have no clue. It’s a blog about cookies. Somehow, this one vague post was good enough FOR THE ENTIRE INTERNET and no one seemed to require any more information. They got their pitchforks out and Daniel Tosh apologized because he didn’t want his house to be burned down while screaming for a Web redemption.
Later, I tried discussing the situation with my 22-year-old niece Amber. Boy-oh-golly is she ever outraged! Things got so heated with Amber that she threw her clear-lens Grandma glasses across the room, grabbed a Magic Marker, and started writing “RAPE CULTURE MAKES RAPES” all over her face. She said I would never be able to understand why rape jokes aren’t OK unless she made a video about it. So she took the Canon 24-70 1.4 lens I bought her for her birthday and set to making a video. She’s so industrious!
Without further ado, my 22-year-old niece Amber: