WTF OTD: More Proof That Rape Jokes Just Aren’t Funny

This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!


Even my Badass Playlist isn’t enough to calm me down right now. Seriously? On stage, at a major promotional event for Microsoft’s XBox One at E3, someone thought it would be “cool” and “funny” to make a rape joke? REALLY?!?!?

Apparently a convo between a man and woman during the demonstration went like this:

Girl: I can’t even block correctly and you’re too fast.

Guy: Just let it happen. It will be over soon. 

[You know, like rape. The audience laughs. Of course. Because rape jokes are always funny.   NOT.]

The guy continues to beat the woman in the game.

Guy: Wow, you like this?

Girl: No, I don’t like this.


Click the link for more info, including video of the “joke.”

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