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'Lad Comedian' Dapper Laughs Has Cardiff University Gig Cancelled As He 'Trivialised Rape'

05/11/2014 16:42 GMT | Updated 06/11/2014 16:59 GMT

"Lad comedian" Dapper Laughs has been told he is not allowed to perform at Cardiff University following a petition by students to cancel his gig - who say he trivialises rape.

Dapper, proud star of 'On The Pull', the latest offering from ITV2, was to appear at the student union's Y Plas venue in February as part of his 'Socially Unacceptable' tour.

The controversial "Cockney" (he comes from Woking in Surrey) comes up with witty one-liners such as: "Alright babe, like my face, wanna sit on it?"; "Girls love money. Just stand next to a fancy car and pretend you own it. Girls get proper moist", and "Oi fancy face, I think I left the blow job at your place, can I pop over and get it?"

Dapper, real name Daniel O'Reilly, also released a song earlier this year called "Proper Moist." The chart flopper contained more pearls of wisdom, with lyrics such as "I'll track ya down right / I'll f*** your mum" and "If she's looking at you and playing with her hair by the end of the night she'll need a wheelchair".

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Student Vicky Chandler set up a petition to get the comedian's gig cancelled, and it has since been signed by more than 700 people.

Chandler wrote on change.org: "As a woman of Cardiff University, I cannot believe a man whose jokes centre around the trivialisation of rape, unprotected sex and dehumanising women, is allowed a soap box for his misogyny inside the walls of an academic establishment that claims to protect the rights of its students.

"Misogynistic humour should not be supported by an organisation that stands for equality."

Writing in the Telegraph, TV critic Michael Hogan also criticised Dapper's approach: "He’s also downright dangerous: legitimising cat-calling, street harassment, manipulative 'pick-up artist' misogyny and the predatory pursuit of 'banging fit birds' to 'ruin them'.

"Dapper’s no laughing matter. He’s deeply offensive to women and doing all men a disservice."

Cardiff University Students’ Union president Elliot Howells told Wales Online: “Over the last few days we have been canvassing students views on this issues and they have overwhelmingly told us they don’t want him here.

“It was always my personal view that this gig shouldn't go ahead. This gig will not go ahead and similar performers will not be welcomed at our venues.

“We have looked at our policies and will make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.

“The views of Dapper Laughs go against our policies and everything we stand for.”