Louis C.K. appeared on “The Daily Show” Monday (July 16), where the first topic of discussion they touched on was his Twitter defense of Daniel Tosh amidst the rape joke controversy. Louis explains:

“I was on vacation, I was in Vermont, just being in the green in America … I was watching TV in a hotel room and Daniel Tosh’s show came on, “Tosh.0,” and it’s making me laugh. And I wasn’t reading the internet at the time, ’cause that’s how I go on vacation … I wrote a tweet to say your show makes me laugh. And then two days later I come home and I read, ‘Louis CK defends Daniel Tosh amid rape joke controversy.’ I had no idea he got in trouble for making some jokes about rape and I didn’t know about it, so I’m a defender of rape … I’ve been called a rape apologist.”

That’s actually rather hilarious. But he goes on to seriously address the issue of off-color jokes.

“For me, any joke about anything bad is great. Any joke about rape, holocaust, the Mets, whatever … but I’ve read some blogs during this whole thing that have enlightened me, that I didn’t know. This woman said how rape is something that polices women’s lives — they can’t go out late, they can’t go to certain neighborhoods, they can’t dress a certain way — but I can still enjoy a good rape joke.”

What do you think?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."