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Dane Cook Apologizes

for Massacre Joke

-- 'Bad Judgment Call'

7/27/2012 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dane Cook has issued an apology for cracking a joke about the "Dark Knight Rises" massacre ... saying he regrets telling the joke ... and admits it was a "bad judgment call."

Cook just posted a statement on Twitter saying, "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."

As we previously reported, Cook's controversial joke went something like this ... The Batman movie is so bad, had the killing spree not occurred, the people inside of the theater would have been begging for someone to shoot them.

The whole thing went down Thursday night at The Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip ... and was captured on tape. The footage was later posted to the website DailyCaller.com.

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151.

Jillian    

LOSER!!!!!

816 days ago
152.

Majestik    

Really , commenters. You didn't think Dane pulled that joke in a stand up, this close after the disaster and thought he would get REAMED MAJOR BIG TIME, would get posted all over internet and get MEDIA T.V. Attention, although negative but still attention and bring him up from the forefront where most people didn't know who the hell he was? PFFFTTT

816 days ago
153.

Ashley     

Another idiot WHITe Male and his ENTITLEment issues, so WEAK as a MAN. go cry a river you HEARTless piece of SH-IT, DIRT BAG!!. All they ever do is POUT,HATE and complain about NOTTIng,no body feels sorry or except your apologize you will always be HATEFUL!. How about the FAMILIES? U DUMB A-S-S!!!

816 days ago
154.

Michelle    

Oh no...that's not good.

816 days ago
155.

IceGypsy    

Well you got your 15 mins of attention, now back under your rock.

816 days ago
156.

kennethg48    

He is a JERK... If someone of his family was KILLED would he make a JOKE ??????

816 days ago
157.

kitnplayn    

I call bullchit. If you were sincerely devastated by the tragedy, then you would never have considered it. I think you're just devastated that you got called out. The moral culture of the united states has been infiltrated and overtaken by corrupt political and religious leaders, Obama excluded, and you are a victim of that confusion.

816 days ago
158.

catcalvin    

Dane Cook should apologize for pretending to be a comedian.

816 days ago
159.

Hardless Winch    

Haha this putz with his so called 'bad judgement' and thinks an apology will cut it after the damage has already been done! Hmm, just another ignorant pest of society. Glad the backlash is perplexing!

816 days ago
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nycBrit    

Wow, what a horribly transparent way to get your name back on people's lips! Dane Cook was funny for about 10 minutes. Guess he's willing to wring those last 5 minutes of fame out at anyone's expense. Comics prepare their material before going on stage. He had plenty of time to think before he spoke.

816 days ago
161.

zanna ahma    

Go back in time and stop yourself from saying it, c###sucker.

816 days ago
162.

voiceofreason    

The person that told Dane Cook he was funny, should be shot!

816 days ago
163.

Tweak    

Who is "Dane Cook"? Never heard of him.

816 days ago
164.

Allikat    

Why does this person even have a career? He is talentless.

816 days ago
165.

South Beach    

Low blow to try to stay relevant DC. Whatever.

816 days ago
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