Bantz Ban As Dapper Laughs TV Show Axed
Web celeb loses second series after complaints about sexism...
Online personality Dapper Laughs has seen the prospect of a second series 404-ed by ITV following protests that his humour is sexist and misogynistic.
The comedian, real name Daniel O'Reilly, was the subject of a petition on Change.org calling on the broadcaster not to commission a second series of his Dapper Laughs On The Pull dating show.
Organiser Tom Zephyr complained that "everyday sexism is being normalised for both young men and women".
He wrote: "Sexual harassment and borderline threatening behaviour towards women must never be defended as either comedy or 'harmless banter' nor should young men and women be encouraged to regard sexist behaviour as socially acceptable."
Set up over the weekend, the petition quickly amassed more than 60,000 names - and it seems that ITV were paying attention.
A statement from the broadcaster today read: "We have given careful thought to the recent criticism of the character Dapper Laughs, which has focused on his activities outside of the ITV2 programme, whose content was carefully considered and complied.
"We have taken the decision that we will not be considering this show for a second series."
There was outrage over covertly filmed footage from one of his live gigs in which he claimed a female audience member was "gagging for a rape".