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Jeff Ross 'Batman' Massacre Joke

CUT from 'Roast'

8/6/2012 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0806_jeffrey_ross_01Comedy Central is censoring Jeff Ross ... refusing to air the jokes he made about the "Dark Knight Rises" massacre during this weekend's taping of the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne."

Ross -- who came to the event dressed like Joe Paterno, accompanied by two young topless boys -- has been under fire for cracking the following zinger, directed at Seth Green:

“Seth, congratulations. This is actually a great night for you ... you haven’t gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora. ... I’m kidding. You are not like James Holmes. At least he did something in a movie theater that people remember!”

After the taping, one of the producers announced that the joke would be cut from the August 12 broadcast.

Ross later admitted he crossed the line -- but told NBC News, "That is what Roasts are about."

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76.

arale norimaki    

too soon

721 days ago
77.

greg    

if you cant joke about it then youre defeated by it, james holmes cant win

721 days ago
78.

Wheelz    

People need to stop being so sensitive. That was damn funny.

721 days ago
79.

joecrabs    

The question answers itself. If Jeff Ross is telling it, it's not funny. Was the Qaddafi outfit at the cleaners, you unfunny f@$k?

721 days ago
80.

dyls_E    

my theory is you can make fun of the one that commits the crime, but you dont make fun of the victims. And I think thats what he did. That dane thing a week ago, he was ripping on the victims, so that's not ok. That's how I feel.

720 days ago
81.

Ehem    

uh... excuse me but when does cracking a joke (inappropriate or not I leave that distinction up to you) make someone evil or less than human. Who are we to judge what is right or wrong. He has the right to say whatever he wants to say. Yes the massacre was tragedy, yes it is still clearly engraved in our national subconcious but c'mon. This is ONE guy making a joke. Don't we have anything better to do than try and tear this guy down for excercising his basic civil liberties?

720 days ago
82.

Sunset    

It's funny because he's making fun of Seth Green. I find his face to be way more offensive. That Paterno costume really accents Ross' natural creepiness.

720 days ago
83.

Dominee    

First, the joke is not aimed at any of the victims or the family of the victims or any of the people that are SOOO superficially devastated by the shooting.

When bad things happen some people cry, some get angry and lash out with the need to do something about a situation that they can not control while others use humor. It would appear that a large number of people 23,372 out of 73,037 (at the time of this post) appreciate humor to ease sad situations. Insensitive? to YOU maybe but what makes YOU so special ... why should 32% of the people change the way they deal with a sad situation because YOU feel it is insensitive to YOU.

720 days ago
84.

gh0stman    

Not funny but true ... and does anyone else think that if this guy didn't wear glasses he would look like a poodles's arse?!

720 days ago
85.

gh0stman    

Not funny - but true. Also ... I believe if this guy didn't wear glasses his head would look like a poodle's arse.

720 days ago
86.

Robbo    

If this guy didn't wear glasses he would look like a poodle's arse.

720 days ago
87.

chris mello    

FREEDOM OF SPEECH = ROAST.( no puppies had their heads crushed in the making of this comment)

720 days ago
88.

tlcmk    

They were scraping the bottom of the barrel with Jeff Ross anyway.

719 days ago
89.

nyb    

OMFG THAT IS FUNNY!

719 days ago
90.

steven    

I think its funny, I agree funny is funny...People care way to much **** happens every day people die everyday get over yourselves

718 days ago
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