Dane Cook under fire after Aurora Tragedy joke

Comedian Dane Cook has never been afraid to speak his mind, but an ill-received joke at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles last Thursday might force Cook to change his tune.

A video posted on the website The Daily Caller, features Cook’s skit and his in appropriate joke about the Batman Massacre that took place in Aurora, Colorado in the early hours of July 20th.

“So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap… Yeah, spoiler alert. And 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 f—king shoot me.’”

The audience’s reaction was mixed at best. After being berated by the press, Cook took to Twitter to apologize: “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 has been the only negative voice during this tragedy. Warner Bros, the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises, has donated money to the relief fund, Christian Bale himself has visited the victims in the hospital and composer Hans Zimmer wrote a song about the tragedy.

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