Dapper Laughs: On The Pull has been cancelled
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 November 2014
'Dapper Laughs: On The Pull' has been cancelled by ITV after the comedian Daniel O'Reilly was caught making a rape joke aimed at women
'Dapper Laughs: On The Pull' has been cancelled.
The ITV2 show - whose first series ran from September 29 to November 3 - will not return for a second season after the host Daniel O'Reilly was caught on film making a joke which referenced the rape of a woman and his television show.
Over 50,000 people signed an online petition to persuade the network's chief executive Adam Crozier to cancel the show - which shows Daniel acting as the character Dapper Laughs, who gives dating advice to men.
In a statement from ITV, a spokesman said: "We have given careful thought to the recent criticism of the character Dapper Laughs, which has focused on his activities outside of the ITV2 programme, whose content was carefully considered and complied.
"We have taken the decision that we will not be considering this show for a second series."
After cancelling the Welsh leg of his comedy tour 'The Full Length', Daniel has addressed the controversy on his Twitter page for Dapper Laughs.
On Friday (07.11.14) he wrote: "I haven't been on Twitter in a while. My timelines gone mad #Bonkers (sic)"
The comedian then shared a screencap of an apology which read: "I know that there has been heated commentary on social media in recent days, online abuse of any kind is wrong. Therefore, I would like to say a few words to make my views clear. Some comedians push the boundaries in the name of entertainment. That means taking risks. But I think it's important that is we over step the mark and cause upset that we apologise. I would like to say sorry to those people who I have upset by my recent comments. I assure them that was not my intention."