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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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31.

Scotty    

Well it's free publicity for him, isn't it? More than one story about his tasteless joke.

785 days ago
32.

Joao    

I think I started the obligatory Celebrity "Apology" countdown two hours ago after the story was released. *******s needs ridicule to establish their boundaries... UNLESS, it's about them. Of course.

785 days ago
33.

Jay W.     

This guy is not funny...

785 days ago
34.

dman    

Some **** is funny even if it is wrong. Dane just isn't doing it right. Cause he sucks. Here's Doug Stanhope creating a **** storm with his routine over pedophiles and MySpace. Wrong and funny as hell.

785 days ago
35.

JMP    

meh... freedom of speech is gone.

785 days ago
36.

Jane    

What a complete A$$.

785 days ago
37.

palermo    

He got lots of publicity out of it, that's all he cares about. This man is an ass

785 days ago
38.

ali    

what a *****. If you are gonna say **** like that then be a man and own it.

785 days ago
39.

boobymanz    

F*ck you. You're only apologizing because the world now knows the vile joke you made. Eat a d!ck you f*cking douche.

785 days ago
40.

GLaDOS    

I really wouldn't expect a comedy hack like Dane Cook to know any better.. so this isn't too surprising. Seriously.. that guy is painfully unfunny.

785 days ago
41.

jules    

Bad judgement indeed! Poor Taste

785 days ago
42.

adam    

Why do all comedians have knitted hats on when they screw up? am I the only one who sees this!

785 days ago
43.

NotForYou    

No mass shooting should ever be used for comedy. Nothing is funny about it even if he was just trying to lighten up the mood.

785 days ago
44.

Jen    

Yeah, Dane. You seem so devastated.

785 days ago
45.

ratbag    

His entire career is a bad judgment call.
He has never been remotely funny and this is Exhibit A of a d-bag running his mouth with nothing to say.

785 days ago
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