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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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16.

Pudding Tang    

He's a motormouth and motormouths do not listen, just spew.

826 days ago
17.

YouDontSay    

We are just not into you

826 days ago
18.

devilgirl    

Now if he would only apologize for not being funny, and a hack comedian.

826 days ago
19.

Kylie's injected lips    

Well...that worked..it just gave him 5 seconds of fame and limelight.

826 days ago
20.

Sarah    

Whether he is a comedian or not making jokes about something like this is totally disgusting and insensitive. He should be ashamed of himself and think how the victims families might feel hearing someone making jokes about their family members getting killed.

826 days ago
21.

Honeys Booboo    

Timing is everything, folks.
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Abe Lincoln/John Wilkes Booth joke? Hilarious.
JFK / splattered brains joke? Perhaps too soon.
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People bought Hogans Heroes in the late 1960...s.
25 years after Aushwitz, Nazis were HILARIOUS!

826 days ago
22.

elle    

Katt Williams got it right. His point of view is articulate and wise. Laughter is the best medicine. We all are ready at different times, and loss is always sensitive. Hushing things up is not a good thing.

826 days ago
23.

Borbala    

I think this is bull****. It was a joke and a funny one too. People need to relax. **** will always happen in life and if you keep your ass tight over everything you are gonna cause yourself unnecessary pain. People die and people are born. Get over it cuz it will never change.

826 days ago
24.

Joseph    

So once again a way for a celebritard who is falling off the radar to get his 14Min back at the expense of real people suffering... awww... Hollywood.

826 days ago
25.

Good riddance!    

F you! You got exactly what you want.....someone to listen to your desperate sniveling cries for attention! Go try that somewhere in Colorado in a small room with minimal exits and see how it goes!

826 days ago
26.

dman    

Dear Dane, Daniel Tosh thanks you for the diversion.

826 days ago
27.

K.C.    

He is still a A$$-Hole

826 days ago
28.

Garytt    

I wrote an open letter to Dane Cook in response to his "bad judgment call".

http://garyttpoirier.blogspot.com/2012/07/an-open-letter-to-dane-cook.html

Give it a read! Let me know if you all agree!

826 days ago
29.

Wayne    

WTF! Are we now telling comics to not tell certain jokes in a COMEDY CLUB! Most of the crowd laughed! That's what comics do, make light of heavy situations. Most comics spend there entire lives making people laugh at the pain they themselves have endured. Lighten the F**K up! And by the way, how many of you laughed at the 9/11 jokes in the movie "Ted"? Enjoy your glass house douche bags.

826 days ago
30.

Joseph    

So once again a way for a celebritard who is falling off the radar to get his 15Min back at the expense of real people suffering... awww... Hollywood needs to stop being so predictable... Mr. Cook knew exactly what he was doing people...

826 days ago
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