adDapper Laughs, barely a season old, has been cut by ITV. IT will finish out this season but then the show must not go on. The reason? It’s due to a widespread public outcry that the show presents a “misogynistic” attitude towards women that perpetuates “everyday sexism.” More than 50,000 people have signed an online petition calling on ITV to not commission another series of comedian Dapper Laughs’ show.
ITV has decided not to commission a second series of comedian Dapper Laughs’ show, following a series of complaints.
The broadcaster has received 29 complaints from the public since first airing and an online petition to stop a second series being commissioned has garnered over 50,000 signatories.
The petition accuses comedian Daniel O’Reilly, whose alter ego is Dapper Laughs, of a “misogynistic” attitude towards women that perpetuates “everyday sexism”.
An ITV spokesman said:
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Inside the Dapper Laughs production team, spirits are not high. But the star of the show, Daniel O’Reilly, will probably not slip into obscurity. Instead of drifting into non-awareness as he should, there’s a very good chance that he’ll turn into a reality-show fixture instead. Let’s see what the future holds for Daniel O’Reilly and his absurd sense of sex-rape-humor. That type of humor is not acceptable to most ITV viewers and that’s why ITV cut the show Dappler Laughs.