I’ve read some blogs during this whole [rape joke controversy] that have enlightened me. This woman said how rape is something that polices women’s lives. They have a narrow corridor. They can’t go out late, they can’t go to certain neighborhoods, they can’t dress a certain way…I never…that’s part of me now that wasn’t [there] before.
Louis C.K., The Daily Show, 7/16/12. (via hulksmashes)
I was thinking about the Daniel Tosh fuckery again a few minutes ago on a brain tangent because I was sitting here thinking about how shitty it is that I don’t feel safe running alone in my neighborhood when it’s slightly dark because of all the landscaping/lack of proper lighting/etc. (Also, drivers here just don’t give a fuck and there seems to be a pedestrian or cyclist casualty almost every day.)
ANYWAYS, for whoever was following the drama online (especially on Twitter) following Tosh’s gross rape non-joke, here is what I *thought* happened with Louis CK. Louis (who I LOVE as a comedian), tweeted at Tosh something like, “I always laugh every time I see your show.” However, I’m pretty sure Louis has OPENLY said he hates Tosh.0 and Tosh’s brand of comedy, so I actually read that tweet as an ironic dig/fuck-you rather than a tweet of support.
Am I crazy for interpreting it that way, or did I miss something? I’m looking at the retweets of this quote and I see some people saying Louis needs to apologize for supporting Tosh, but I didn’t interpret that tweet as support, at all. However, Patton Oswalt’s OVERT support of Tosh, writing off women’s offense at frat-bro rape jokes, was incredibly, incredibly disappointing coming from someone perceived to be a comic for “intelligent people.”