WATCH: Audience Revolts After Margaret Cho Jokes About Rape, Whites, Gay People

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Comedian Margaret Cho angered an audience in New Jersey over the weekend with highly-charged joked about rape, white people, gay people and the recent death of actor-comedian Garry Shandling.

According to TMZ, which obtained video of the chaotic scene, Cho began her set at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey Saturday night by describing her experiences as a rape survivor, beforediscussing the death of Garry Shandling and how white people are over-privileged.


The outlet also reported that Cho, 47, made several jokes about gay people that led a fight to break out between two men in the audience.

In the video, several audience members can be seen standing and walking out mid-performance. One man exclaims: “Really? This is comedy before Easter? Rape, rape, rape, ****, ****, ****.”

But Cho wasn’t done yet. According to TMZ, the comedian called the leaving audience members racist, overprivileged white people before telling them: “You will never get a cent of the money back that you paid.”

The comedian later blamed the polarizing performance on jet leg, and urged her Twitter followers never to be afraid to speak up about being sexually abused:

Cho has made her progressive edginess the staple of her comedy routines. In September, the comedian took to Twitter to defend Planned Parenthood by writing that “God created abortion” and called unborn children “a bunch of cells.” Most recently, she was developing a pot-themed one-hour comedy series for Amazon Studios.


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