“I was on vacation, I was in Vermont, just being in the green in America … I was watching TV in a hotel room and Daniel Tosh’s show came on, “Tosh.0,” and it’s making me laugh. And I wasn’t reading the internet at the time, ’cause that’s how I go on vacation … I wrote a tweet to say your show makes me laugh. And then two days later I come home and I read, ‘Louis CK defends Daniel Tosh amid rape joke controversy.’ I had no idea he got in trouble for making some jokes about rape and I didn’t know about it, so I’m a defender of rape … I’ve been called a rape apologist.”
That’s actually rather hilarious. But he goes on to seriously address the issue of off-color jokes.
“For me, any joke about anything bad is great. Any joke about rape, holocaust, the Mets, whatever … but I’ve read some blogs during this whole thing that have enlightened me, that I didn’t know. This woman said how rape is something that polices women’s lives — they can’t go out late, they can’t go to certain neighborhoods, they can’t dress a certain way — but I can still enjoy a good rape joke.”
What do you think?