It's generally agreed upon that Artie Lange is gross and inappropriate. But he's a comedian! He gets a pass on offensive tweets, right?
No, no, no. Just no.
Lange went above and beyond to offend this time. In a flurry of tweets Tuesday, he described sexual scenarios he would enjoy with ESPN First Take host Cari Champion. Then he started dropping references to slavery. Lots of references.
Some tweeters came out to defend Lange, others used the hashtag #iSupportCari that was trending on Wednesday.
SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi tweeted: "She's the epitome of class, one of the sharpest people I know. Cari Champion is above the ignorance. Nothing funny about those tweets."
We're not posting the sexist, disgusting and racist tweets here. You can read those directly on Twitter via @artiequitter. (Warning: they are horrible!)
However, you can check out his his lame backpedaling and Twitter reactions below.
I'm a comedian. Sometimes I'm funny! For the record my moms disgusted w the tweets. But if I based my humor on my mom I'd be broke— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 5, 2014
@artiequitter You are disgusting, but even worse you're not even funny...choke on that— nikki (@nikkitrish78) November 5, 2014
I won't debate if the tweets were funny. That could take minutes of precious time left in my career. The issue is do they warrant an apology— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 5, 2014
So that's a NO. But if it upset the lady in question that's another story. Let me say to @CariChampion if this hurt u in any way I'm sorry— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) November 5, 2014