Tosh.0 is the most-watched program on Comedy Central. Yeah, I wouldn’t have guessed either. Daniel Tosh, Tosh.0’s host, tours across the United States with a stand-up comedy act, often selling out quite a few cities two nights in a row.
The show, Tosh.0, displays videos from the Internet followed by Tosh’s often cruel and misogynistic commentary. Not surprising, the show is popular with men ages 18 to 24.
Why does any of this matter? Tosh is a total jerk and shouldn’t have a TV show. He is unnecessarily cruel and extremely crass, especially toward women.
I’ll admit that I don’t watch his show. I watched it one time, was really disgusted with his whole shtick, and didn’t waste my time on him again.
What brought him to my attention again was his latest antic where he encourages his viewers to “lightly touch women’s stomachs while they’re sitting down.” He does this, I think, to shame women about their belly fat. If that’s not the biggest motion of a complete and total jerk, I don’t know what is. Even worse, several viewers uploaded their attempts to YouTube.
It’s bad enough to have this guy roaming around, but now he’s encouraging other men to act the same.
Two things really irk me: men treating women poorly and encouraging/influencing bad behavior. Well, Tosh is pouring out both in spades.
I’m going to go ahead and call it out. He’s not cool. He’s not funny. He’s a jerk.
I hope Tosh.0 goes the way of the YouTube videos he finds: yesterday’s news and nobody cares.
So, what to do? Don’t watch his show. Don’t go to his stand-up events. Don’t be a jerk. Stand up for those being mistreated. The last thing our generation needs is more arrogant jerks.