Matt Rife slammed after “disgusting” response to people offended by his jokes
Standup comedian Matt Rife has come under fire for his new Netflix special that’s causing controversy, as well as his subsequent joke “apology” video.
Comedian Matt Rife, who found fame largely through TikTok, has come under fire for his response to viewers who have taken offense to his latest Netflix special, Natural Selection.
While Rife is known for pushing the boundaries in his stand-up routines, his new Netflix special is causing backlash online due to him making a joke about domestic violence at the beginning.
However, rather than apologizing for this, the comedian has responded in a way that is causing even more controversy online. TikToker samanthafekete posted a video about the drama, which currently has over 1.2 million views.
In a new Instagram story, Rife posted a video of himself on stage, writing in the post, “If you’ve ever been offended by a joke I’ve told, here’s a link to my official apology video.”
The link directs to a page that sells “special needs helmets.” Users across social media have been blasting the comedian for this post and his special as a whole.
TikToker users wrote that they “audibly GASPED” when they saw his response. Others calling it “disgusting.”
One Twitter user wrote, “What is the hype with this matt riff raff or whoever. like dude is so unfunny if that is even a thing. Not to mention he isn’t even cute at all. How? like his standup on Netflix is insufferable.”
Another added that they thought the “Matt riff special was mid.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time the comedian has found himself in the middle of online backlash.
Time will tell if Rife does issue a more genuine apology for the special and for the subsequent Instagram story.
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