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Dapper Laughs Tour Cancelled After Daniel O'Reilly's 'On The Pull' Show Is Pulled By ITV

11/11/2014 17:18 GMT | Updated 12/11/2014 10:59 GMT

Dapper Laughs' upcoming tour has been cancelled.

The "lad" comedian had been scheduled to play 12 gigs in February of 2015.

But Academy Music Group who own some of the venues that were to be used on the tour confirmed to BuzzFeed the dates had been cancelled.

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Daniel O'Reilly

The move comes after a petition to get "lad" comedian Daniel O'Reilly taken off the air was signed by over 50,000 people.

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An ITV spokesman said: "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."

Cardiff University had already cancelled one of the planned shows after a petition was signed by hundreds of people.

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The show featured giving out dating "advice" to hapless single men but many believe the programme "encourages street harassment, rape culture and normalises misogyny".

His material contains such gems as which includes the material “Just show her your penis. If she cries, she’s just playing hard to get” and “remember, it’s only sexual harassment if she’s more attractive than you.”

A number of comedians signed a statement condemning O'Reilly including Katherine Ryan, Jenny Éclair, Daniel Sloss, Arabella Weir and Rhys Thomas.

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The statement comes as footage of Dapper last month telling a female audience member she is “gagging for a rape” emerged (below).

Filmed at his sold-out show at the London Scala on 16 October, it saw the comedian deny his material encourages men to sexually assault women, but then single-out an unidentified woman close to the front row.

He said: “She’s gagging for a rape. Yep, we’ll have a chat afterwards. She’s having a chat about ‘yeah, I get quite tight but I get a bit… poor girl.

“Do you want to come backstage after? Bring two of your mates, you’ll need them.”