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Dane Cook Apologizes

for Massacre Joke

-- 'Bad Judgment Call'

7/27/2012 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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


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Total ASSHAT! He just did this for the headlines. Somebody needs to slap the hell out of him for using this tragedy to draw attention to himself for personal gain. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing. Premeditated jackassery!

788 days ago


Really? the first funny thing he has said in a decade and you want to crush him....get a life....comedy is not pretty folks.....

788 days ago


What a CROCK!!!! Naturally,...he's "sorry". That's because everything about Cook actually IS sorry!! His SORRY-ASS "acting career/movies", his SORRY-ASS "comedy" routines/material, and his SORRY-ASS pot-filled crater face!! The only reason this SORRY sack of **** is "sorry" (really,...he's NOT) is because of the backlash he's gotten in the wake of attempting to be "cute" or "funny"!! NOTHING more, NOTHING less!! I never (honestly) found Cook to even be REMOTELY funny before, and this just reenforces my view/belief that the guy's not funny! To the contrary, he's the epitome of SUPER-JACKOFF!!

788 days ago

Sam wrinch    

His mum should have spit him out.

788 days ago

Wendy A.    

Earlier today . i said his pr people would make him some bs apology.

788 days ago


This guy should be apologizing for his career. Funny?? Not even close. It's f....... stupid! And this was his attempt to be edgy. He should edge right off a cliff.

788 days ago


Dane Cook,
Go away---you were never that funny and now your just stupid. Judgement error??? Are you kidding?? Oh, I get it--that was a joke. Get a certificate from a college so maybe you can get a job

788 days ago


Always thought he was a douchebag, now I know for sure! what a DOUCHEBAG!

788 days ago


too late ahole. We won't pay for anything associated with your name again or watch any more of your shows. There is nothing funny about a group of innocent people getting blown away and you are a major d bag for making a joke. You are only apologizing because it didn't go over with people.

788 days ago


Saying something like that isn't a "bad judgment call." No one would ever say something like that in the first place if they really cared about the gravity and sadness of the situation. He should be a politician and not and actor or comedian with all that backtracking. I have two words for this guy. Douche. Bag.

788 days ago

People Annoy Me    

So predictable....*sigh*

788 days ago


Most comedians are just senseless and have no boundaries sometimes... its rather disgusting

788 days ago


Never heard of him.

788 days ago


another loser trying to get publicity by 'acting out' . . . and sadly, TMZ is giving it to him.

788 days ago


What an idiot.

788 days ago
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