Joey de Leon draws criticism on Twitter for joke about Nepal

What rhymes with Nepal?

 

(SPOT.ph) Comedy, they say, is all about timing. On April 26, an earthquake hit Nepal and by April 28, the reported number of those who have been affected has reached eight million. The country is devastated and in response to the tragedy, people from around the globe are getting together to raise funds. 

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There are cute stories, filled with the intoxicating flavor of inspiration, of little girls selling little toys and donating the proceeds to Nepal. When you open Facebook, the first thing you'll see is a helping hand encouraging people to give what they can to the survivors. 

 

And then, there's this:

 

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A handful of people respectfully told comedian Joey de Leon via the reply function that the tweet was insensitive and while some appreciated the joke, they too thought that the timing was off. 

 

De Leon tweeted twice more to address the criticism:

 

 

 

In any case, we think this joke is not, uh, cool

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