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Hate those damn bloggers.
Daniel Tosh was the victim of a Tumblr. There was a rape joke incident at the “Laugh Factory” and thanks to the wonderful world of Tumblr we got to hear all about it.
During his set Daniel Tosh says that Rape Jokes are funny. Someone (we will call her Ms. Tumblr) yells from her seat,
“rape jokes are never funny!”
Never provoke a comic. He has a microphone and you don’t. Tosh took it on as a challenge. He replies back,
‘Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…’
That’s it. That was the end of the story because Ms. Tumblr got the hell out of there. As she says in her own words,
I, completely stunned and finding it hard to process what was happening but knowing I needed to get out of there, immediately nudged my friend, who was also completely stunned, and we high-tailed it out of there. It was humiliating, of course, especially as the audience guffawed in response to Tosh, their eyes following us as we made our way out of there. I didn’t hear the rest of what he said about me.”
Somehow that blog gained traction. (I wish I knew because I could use some traction….wtf!) So much traction that Tosh himself noticed it and issued a Twology (An apology on twitter). He writes,
“All the out of context misquotes aside, I’d like to sincerely apologize,” he tweeted to his 6,139,000 followers. “The point I was making before I was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them.”
Of course, now it’s a big deal and a self-initiated apology is now not enough. Here comes the RAINN with their act. A spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network wrote in Fox411’sPops Tarts column,
“When will this ‘funny man’ realize that rape jokes aren’t funny? By suggesting that an audience member deserved to be gang raped, Tosh took his shtick to a new low. Applause is due to the woman who had the guts to vocalize what many in room were thinking,”
However, “Laugh Factory” owner Jamie Masada, who was reportedly present during the showdown, has a slightly different version of events, telling Buzzfeed that he asked the audience what they wanted to talk about, and one viewer piped up “rape.”
“Daniel came in, and he said, ‘Well it sounds like she’s been raped by five guys’ – something like that. I didn’t really hear properly”
He then said that she didn’t get up and leave but stayed for the entire act and then complaine afterward.
But according to Ashley-Michelle Arnold, a webmaster for a message board for rape victims, is not enough,
“When your punch line comes from a horrific experience, there’s nothing funny about it. Right now, defenders are spinning it that the woman wasn’t really offended, as if that somehow makes it OK because she was the subject, after all. However, it doesn’t work like that; humor that trivializes what is one of the most horrific experiences a human being can inflict another doesn’t get a green pass simply because the intended target didn’t gratify Tosh’s disgusting punch line,” she said. “Comedy should be used to entertain people, and to educate them. Jokes that turn violence into a caricature do neither and, in fact, contribute to the stigma which blame survivors for being victimized and downplay how severely it can impact a life.”
I say lighten the “f” up people. He’s a comic. I’m not saying that what he did was right, I’m saying that he’s a comedian so let it go. I’m also not saying it wasn’t an awful thing to say, but he apologized. There is not more that he can do. If you don’t want to watch and support him don’t. But just putting out these statements after he’s already apologized is almost meaningless.
Some of us are thinking that Chris Brown got just what he deserved, others are feeling bad, the remaining people are just torn. I have to say most people who are Chris Brown fans love Drake and vice versa.
The whole thing went down at WIP in SoHO. The event was to celebrate Teyana Taylor’s G.O.O.D. music signing party. The incident happened right after last call at 3:50 AM.
Details of the fight itself are really really sketchy however me being an NYC cat I actually have a lot more details on this whole incident than most. Yes there were a lot of so called celebs in the house. Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Fab and of coure Meek Mill, Drake and Chris Brown. Mills runs with Philly cats and they were definitely with him that night.
The DJ sees Drake and shouts him out,
“DRAKE IS IN THE HOUSE!”
Drake heads off to the VIP section with his boys. The DJ is spinning Drake and Meek Mills tracks and drake is dancing on a table. Then all of a sudden he puts on a Chris Brown record and Drake stops dancing. He gets off the table and says,
Naw I don’t f**k with that n**ga.
Of course he is still bitter over the whole Rihanna Marvin’s room beef.
Drake is now near Chris Brown and Breezi then starts talking smack. Allegedly (and I say allegedly) Drake grabs a bottle and throws it at Chris Brown, just like “Basketball Wives”. That sets everything off.
Drake runs to the bathroom to take cover. Meek Mills and his Philly boys get right into the thick of things. Breezi’s security did exactly what they were paid to do and got his girlfriend Karrueche Tran out of the club.
Chris Brown then yelled,
P**y A$$ N**a Hiding in the Bathroom.
This situation was no joke.
Breezi had a gash on his chin, not really a big deal but a picture of his injured bodyguard shows just how real things got.
There was no one arrested and Drake, Meek Mills and Brown broke out and were nowhere to be found when the police arrived.
Brown took to twitter to bitch about the incident after posting a picture of himself with a busted chin. The tweets and the photo have been removed, but just like anything, once on the internet always on the internet. I suspect, Brown still being on parole removed the pictures as to not foolishly incriminate himself.
Here are Brown’s tweets below.
Drakes’ rep has already started with the defense tactics, probably because of the serious injuries of Brown’s bodyguard. He released a statement saying that Drake was just leaving the club when everything went down,
“[Drake] did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”
“Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”
What is rep should have said is that Drake is hiding in the bathroom like a little b*tch in Stall 2 with his feet up. This is infuriating because two of the bitchiest people in the game causing this much ruckus. This is not a joke, and people have been hurt. It’s time to squash the beef and move on. There is too much money to be made. Period!Read more...
Another “Teen Mom” bites the dust. Amber will be going to jail for 5 years! S**t just got real for the 22 year old. Back in December she was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and probation violation. During her court hearing she plead guilty and avoided jail time by entering a drug rehab program.
Her troubles started back in 2010 when she was arrested for battery charges when she beat up her baby’s father Gary Shirley. For that incident she was given her original probation.
Amber quit the drug rehab program on Tuesday and she was given her original 5 year sentence. She got 3 years for the drug possession and 2 years for the probation violation.
The judge was no joke, despite her lawyers pleading her case she still got the five years, however she was credited with 120 days that she did serve in the rehab program.
AMBER GOT HER WISH
This is actually what Amber wanted. She basically said that the drug rehab program she was in, was just not working. She was and still is hooked on the drug Suboxone. She said rather then continue the charade and keep failing drug tests that she would rather just come clean, go to jail and be forced to quit cold turkey.
The danger in that strategy is that many times in jail you are exposed to other drugs and criminal behavior. Although you might think her strategy is noble, it’s dumb, immature and irresponsible. Her 5 year old child could possibly not see her mother out of prison until he’s 10. What respectful mother would want that.Read more...
At first I thought, “Must Everything Be about Race?”, and then I learned more……
Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks say that when they went to try out for the show they were never called back.
OK….THAT’S DIFFERENT. THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING HERE…
They explained that when they went to try out, they were excluded from the same process that all the other contestants were going through.
The lawsuit sheds light on the fact that in all of the 23 seasons of the franchise there has never been a black person in either the Bachelorette or Bachelor roles. There used to be black contestants. They were usually eliminated in the first two episodes but they were definitely sprinkled in there.
The producer and creator of the show Mike Fliess previously addressed this very issue during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. He stated,
“We really tried [for a racially diverse cast], but sometimes we feel guilty of tokenism…We always want to cast for ethnic diversity, it’s just that for whatever reason, they don’t’ come forward. I wish they would”, .
The two men are both aspiring NFL players and they are taking this lawsuit very seriously. They will be holding a press conference with their legal teams, where they will file the class action lawsuit against ABC and Fliess.
I CAN’T FIND SHAWN RYAN’S TWEET
There are reports that Shawn Ryan spoke out against the show and ABC. He’s the man who created “the Chicago Code” and “The Shield”. He fired shots via twitter,
“[T]hey blame minorities [sic] for ‘not coming forward’. What a joke, [s]traight up racism. They just don’t think America will watch black bachelor [sic] or root for mixed-race marriage.”
I find the fact that Shawn Ryan tweeted that as weird being that he’s trying to get a new show on ABC. Maybe that’s why I can’t find the tweet! Could it be possible that he removed it?
HOW DO CHRIS AND NATHAN LOOK?
The missing link to all of this is, how do the two men look? Aspiring football players lead you to believe that they are in good shape and possibly from decent schools. Maybe they didn’t earn enough, or just weren’t’ attractive enough. I’m sure we will know soon.
Will this lawsuit increase the likelihood of a black Bachelor in the future? ABC can’t win at this point. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t!
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