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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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106.

Lori    

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!

725 days ago
107.

Beach    

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.....

725 days ago
108.

BigMunKnee    

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!!

725 days ago
109.

Sam wrinch    

His mum should have spit him out.

725 days ago
110.

Wendy A.    

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

725 days ago
111.

Omnipotent1    

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.

725 days ago
112.

BobCIL    

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

725 days ago
113.

btty    

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

725 days ago
114.

Donovan    

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.

725 days ago
115.

jheryn    

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.

725 days ago
116.

People Annoy Me    

So predictable....*sigh*

725 days ago
117.

B_Moore    

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

725 days ago
118.

TheMachine1    

Never heard of him.

725 days ago
119.

nyc44th    

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

725 days ago
120.

Spanky    

What an idiot.

725 days ago
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