So I'm here tumblin' and apparently Daniel Tosh has made a joke about rape. I don't know what he said or when/why/whatever but it got me thinking about what is never not okay to joke about. I also feel like this has been done before but whatever.
South Park are well known for taking things that you just do not joke about, and joking about them. And doing it successfully, IMO.
Anyway, a quick google search gets me this link
Fucking disgusting that you would say that to someone tbh.
What the fuck? I never found the guy funny, and now I sure as hell don't. I fucking hate the guy now. RAPE IS NOT FUNNY AND A SERIOUS ISSUE.
I don't think his comment was a joke in the sense that he thought it up beforehand and planned to say it, but he was just making light of something, which is totally acceptable IMO. Condoning bad things is not the same as making fun of them.
If you were personally affected by something so awful such as rape and you are at a comedy club and you shout out something like "OH NO DON'T TALK ABOUT RAPE THAT'S SCARY NO NONO!!" you are in no position to be surprised or offended when the comedian (who isn't known for his G-rated humor, btw) brings up, of all things, rape! Whether you find his comedy funny or not is pretty irrelevant because that's subjective. I don't really find what he said funny, but not because of what he's talking about. Again, I'm not saying that anybody ever has the right to legitimately make fun of rape or abuse or anything terrible like that, but you should not take comedy seriously to the point where it offends you.
Was he being a jerk? In my opinion, yeah, that's kind of a dicky thing to say, but he's a comedian and everybody is well aware of his style so I'm not shocked. Should we be concerned or super angry at him? No, not all. This whole thing ties in with the trans shit that's been going on about Laci Green (but that's another story) and I feel like we put way too much faith in words and their ability to hurt us.
First things first, I don't care if he was trying to be funny or not, there is NO making "light" of rape. It is a serious issue that is devastating to the victim and the victim's family. It destroys people lives, and thus is an issue that one takes care to not make fun of or "make light of" and should be handled SERIOUSLY.
Second, way to victim blame.
Third, yes, this is something people should be pissed about because by making the general comment he did and THEN the seriously DISGUSTING comments he made to the audience member were WRONG and probably triggering to that audience member and probably triggering to other members of the audience.
Taking rape "lightly" is the reason WHY there's a widespread problem of rape within society. A significant portion of rapes go unreported because rape is very rarely taken seriously by the general population and often times are not taken seriously by law enforcement. Victims are often blamed for their rapes even though it is NEVER the victim's fault.
This is an issue I, and hopefully others will take seriously.