Only days after the Aurora, Colorado shootings, when a gunman entered into a packed theater showing a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” shot and killed 12 and injured 50, Dane Cook is making cracks about the tragedy.
Below is a player with the audio of Cook's latest joke but *please note that it contains language that might offend.
Cook said that the movie was so bad that it was basically a good thing that the gunman came in when he did because, otherwise, people would have been begging to be shot.
“I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into [The Dark Knight Rises]. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie's pretty much a piece of crap. Yeah, spoiler alert,” Cook told his audience.
“I know that if none of that would have happened, I'm pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in realizing it was a piece of crap, probably was like, 'Ugh, [expletive]-ing shoot me',” Cook went on to say.
While some people can be heard laughing, there were also those who groaned.
However, it was the reaction of people on Twitter and in the media that made Cook see that perhaps the timing was far from right to be making Aurora jokes, especially since families were still mourning their lost ones.
In a post on his Twitter page, the comedian is apologizing for showing such disrespect to all those who lost someone or were injured in the shootings.
“I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened. I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time. My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims,” Cook writes.