The New York Comedy Club canceled a efficiency by Ari Shaffir after he known as Kobe Bryant a rapist on Twitter hours after the NBA legend’s loss of life.
Shaffir was scheduled to carry out Tuesday, however the Kips Bay venue obtained threats after Shaffir tweeted Bryant “bought away with rape as a result of all of the Hollywood liberals … get pleasure from rooting for the Lakers greater than they dislike rape. Massive ups to the hero who forgot to fuel up his chopper.”
The membership canceled his efficiency and filed an aggravated-harassment report with police over the threats. Shaffir later turned to Instagram to say it was “only a joke” and recounted his lengthy historical past of creating enjoyable of the just lately deceased.
“Each time a beloved superstar dies I publish some horrible s–t about them,” he wrote.
“I’ve been doing it for years now. I like destroying gods. And proper when a well-known individual dies they’re at their most worshipped. In order a response to all of the outpouring of sympathy on social media, I publish one thing vile. it’s only a joke. I don’t actually hate any of the individuals,” he added.
Shaffir was additionally dropped by his expertise company within the wake of the tweets.