Video: 'The View' Defends Comedian Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke

| by Michael Allen

On 'The View,' this morning, co-hosts and former stand-up comedians Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sherri Shepherd addressed the recent controversy over a rape joke reportedly told by comedian Daniel Tosh at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.

Tosh joked to audience members that “rape is always funny," but was interrupted by a young woman who told him that rape wasn’t funny, Tosh then said: “Wouldn’t it be funny if this girl got raped by, like, 5 guys right now?”

While Elisabeth Hasselbeck was confused about why Tosh joked about rape, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg took the position that if the joke is funny and works, then anything is fair game (video below).