Michael Rapaport Faces Backlash After Making ‘Awful’ Joke About Thailand Cave Rescue
Michael Rapaport continued to face a backlash Tuesday following his “f**king awful” joke about the Thailand cave rescue of a boys soccer team.
“I haven’t seen someone try to get a Thai boy out of a hole this frantically since I walked in on Kevin Spacey in the men’s room at Chuckie Cheese,” the 48-year-old comedian tweeted Monday to his followers, before attributing the comment to an “Anonymous Comedian 7/9/2018,” according to the Wrap.
The remark was a comment about the disgraced “House of Cards” star who has faced a flood of allegations of sexual misconduct over the last few months.
I haven’t seen someone try to get a Thai boy out of a hole this frantically since I walked in on Kevin Spacey in the men’s room at Chuckie Cheese.
Anonymous Comedian 7/9/2018
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 9, 2018
A few of the comedian’s supporters liked the tweet, but most thought he went way too far. The comments started Monday and went through Tuesday.
One wrote, “F**king awful.”
Another advised Rapaport to, “Delete it. This is weak sauce bro.”
“What the f— is wrong with you,” asked another person.
That’s the kind of tweet you get from a D list actor trying to stay relevant
— paul (@cobraheadtoe) July 9, 2018
Maybe Rappaport envious of REAL heroes? What’s tougher, telling someone, “that’s the effing wrong door,” or dive into dark treacherous caves? Tough one.
— Al Srekal (@MagicIStheGOAT) July 10, 2018
bad…just bad taste
— Shannon DeLaurentis (@shannonde1) July 10, 2018
We aren’t laughing in Thailand . Jerk.
— DjFallingGirl (@FallingDj) July 10, 2018
On Tuesday, the last of the 12 boys from the team — along with their coach — were finally rescued from the flooded cave.