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Dapper Laughs: how to kill your career by trashing your fans, apologising and creeping to the BBC

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Dapper Laughs creator Daniel O’Reilly is a fool. When he was being accused of condoning and encouraging rape, he made the mistake of trying to explain himself. Dapper Laughs went on TV, this time as his perma-tanned geyser look-alike O’Reilly, and told the BBC Newsnight viewers about his rape jokes:

“That joke may have gone a bit too far and I may have said too much but by no means do I stand behind that and I’m embarrassed by it… I didn’t realise I was causing that much of a problem.”

Having portrayed his fans as impressionable dolts, O’Reilly then stated that Dapper Laughs was dead.

As @jamiesont tweets:

To still be a Dapper Laughs fan after he trashed you on Newsnight requires idiocy which takes you to a whole new unexplored level of stupid.

This mea culpa pleased the Newsnight viewers, who, one imagines, are not O’Reilly’s main fanbase to begin with. It was on-message. The fearless new post-Savile Newsnight will not bury important matters like an ITV2 comic making a joke at a privage gig. It will showcase its sound morals but summoning O’Reilly to its naughty step.

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Posted: 21st, February 2015 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Free Speech: Dappers Laughs cannot be killed by the student censors

When Dapper Laughs was booted off the telly for making a rape joke at a club for his paying fans, we thought it a shame. Whan Daniel O’Reilly, for it is he, went on telly to say how sorry he was that he’d caused offence, we thought it tragic. Wear your ‘Too Bad for Telly’ as a badge of honour we urged.

As is the trend, students who would once have cheered for freedom and saying the unsayable now demand things be unsaid:

Earlier in the year, a show in Cardiff was cancelled following a petition by around 700 students who didn’t want him to perform at the university. Twenty-year-old student Zara Lindsay was behind one of them. She told Newsbeat she didn’t want Dapper Laughs performing on the University of Leicester campus.

She said: “Lad culture is quite prevalent these days. It’s especially bad on nights out with theme nights, drinking games and sports initiations. Plus there’s a general feeling that sexual assault is something that you should just take on a night out. Having people like Dapper Laughs holding gigs here suggests that this is an OK attitude and that sends out the wrong message.”

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Posted: 26th, December 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Dapper Laughs Raped My Funny Bone: Daniel O’Reilly Must Be Killed

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ITV2 have killed off Dapper Laughs show On The Pull because the star, one Daniel O’Reilly, made a joke about rape.

The Daily Mirror helped trigger the campaign to end the show by pointing to O’Reilly’s performance at London Scala, in which he told a female audience member:

“She’s gagging for a rape. Yep, we’ll have a chat afterwards. She’s having a chat about ‘yeah, I get quite tight but I get a bit… poor girl. Do you want to come backstage after? Bring two of your mates, you’ll need them.”

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Posted: 11th, November 2014 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment