Michael Rapaport slammed for crude joke about Thai soccer team that was trapped in cave
Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport took to Twitter to joke about both the rescue of 12 boys from a Thai cave and the sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey. Followers were quick to slam the joke as poorly-timed.
Comedian Michael Rapaport was slammed on social media for a joke he made about the Thai soccer team that was trapped inside a cave for more than two weeks.
The “Atypical” star, podcaster and Fox Sports reporter tweeted on Monday: “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 comedian attributed the quote to an “Anonymous Comedian 7/9/2018.”
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.— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 9, 2018
Anonymous Comedian 7/9/2018
The joke was an apparent hit on “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey and the numerous sexual misconduct allegations that have surfaced over the last year. Spacey was fired from “House of Cards” and was replaced in the Ridley Scott movie “All the Money in the World” by actor Christopher Plummer.
Some social media users slammed the comedian for his joke.
“That’s the kind of tweet you get from a D-list actor trying to stay relevant,” one person tweeted.
That's the kind of tweet you get from a D list actor trying to stay relevant— paul (@cobraheadtoe) July 9, 2018
“Maybe Rapaport envious of REAL heroes? What’s tougher, telling someone, ‘that’s the effing wrong door,’ or dive into dark treacherous caves? Tough one,” another person wrote.
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,” a social media user tweeted.
bad...just bad taste— Shannon DeLaurentis (@shannonde1) July 10, 2018
“We aren’t laughing in Thailand. Jerk,” another person tweeted.
We aren’t laughing in Thailand ????????. Jerk.— DjFallingGirl (@FallingDj) July 10, 2018
On Tuesday, the Thai Navy SEALS announced all 12 boys from the team and the team’s coach were rescued from the cave.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.