Comedian Matt Rife Trolls Critics Of Domestic Violence Jokes With Fake 'Apology' -- That's WAY More Offensive!
21.11.2023 - 23:25
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2023, the year of the most terrible apologies EVER!
First, there was Colleen Ballinger‘s mind-boggling ukulele apology. Now TikTok sensation Matt Rife has raised the bar… and generally lowered standards for comedy across the board…
The stand-up comedian, who grew popular on the social platform, has been taking heat after opening his newly released Netflix special, Natural Selection, with a joke about domestic violence. In the show, which hit the streamer last Wednesday, the jokester recalls walking into a “ratchet” Baltimore restaurant with a friend and being greeted by “the hostess” who “had a black eye,” saying:
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Alluding to domestic violence, the Wild ‘n Out alum continued:
People immediately called him out for the “disrespectful” and “offensive” quip. But he’s standing his ground — by issuing a fake ass apology!
On Monday, the performer — whom you probably know from his beef with Pete Davidson and their shared ex Kate Beckinsale, as opposed to any great piece of comedy writing — took to his Instagram Story with a message for his haters, saying alongside an image of him on stage:
The link, titled “tap to solve your issue,” didn’t go to a statement. Instead, it directed fans to purchase special needs helmets from Medicaleshop (see HERE). Disturbed by the “ableist” response, critics hit back at the 28-year-old’s inappropriate reaction, arguing on the ‘gram and X (Twitter):
Yeah, this is just not it. Reactions to Matt’s fake apology? Sound OFF (below)!
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, help is available. Consider calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at