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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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121.

k    

Im sure those families dont give a crap if his heart goes out to them, even a 5 year old would KNOW not to say something like that! What a complete loser!!!

820 days ago
122.

dropped    

he is a comedian...stop overreacting people jeez

820 days ago
123.

Really People?    

Not funny before, not funny now. Just really stupid

820 days ago
124.

Cherry    

Nevermind how soon it is, why make a joke about it at all? He is only apologizing because everyone is chasing him with pitch forks right now, I hate it when comedians try to push the envelope to see what they an get away with!

820 days ago
125.

NGMstudios    

You never were funny.

820 days ago
126.

sam    

you suck man, go home.
your game is over.

820 days ago
127.

Leen588    

This guy showed his true colors. What an ass! To make a joke about something so tragic shows more than poor judgement but rather a true statement of his character!

820 days ago
128.

Artist    

3 of the victims had their memorial today, more will this weekend. He was " devastated by the recent tragedy" yet made fun of it before the funerals were over. This guy is a POS

820 days ago
129.

Fidel Sarcastro    

"bad judgement call" ... Yep that pretty much sums up his whole career.

820 days ago
130.

kate     

What a dumb azz this gut is. I will never watch anything of his EVER.

820 days ago
131.

momma    

what an as*h*le.

820 days ago
132.

Erin    

Unfunny AND unintelligent.

820 days ago
133.

Sunshine    

Question: Why do entertainers always do this. They make jokes or off handed comments about a recent tragedy and then publicly apologize knowing it will bring them 15 minutes of fame doing so in the first place. Grow up people.

820 days ago
134.

j j mackoy    

you know what the bad judgment call was . when he decided to be a comic.

820 days ago
135.

Barg8t    

If u didn't pay 2c his show u shouldn't b watching it... period. The people there were allowed to exhale for 2 seconds. Was it WAY 2 soon?... yes. Should he be tarred & feathered 4 it?... hell no.

820 days ago
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