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Glenn Beck’s Emotional Response to Outcry over Controversial Rape Skit

Glenn Beck spoke out on his radio show this morning about a controversial rape skit TheBlaze put out earlier this week, in which Stu Burguiere mockingly highlighted how certain statistics on rape studies gave an impression that certain behaviors (pressuring something with lies, repeatedly asking for sex) are equivalent to rape. The web immediately picked up on the bit, with Salon’s report under the headline “Beck’s ‘Blaze’ thinks college rape is hilarious.”

On his radio show today, Beck was offended by any suggestion the bit was meant to show sympathy for the perpetrators of sexual assault. He continued to stand by the purpose of the bit, and said, “I’m tired of being accused of standing with abusers and rapists. I’m tired of being called a monster. I’m just tired of the lies.”

He started to tear up as he shared horribly painful stories of how assault, both physical and sexual, have personally affected his family. And so Beck angrily told critics, “Don’t you ever preach to me about what I can and cannot say about rape. Don’t you ever try to be an authority to me on the effects of rape.”

Watch Beck’s full response below, via BlazeTV:

And you can watch Burguiere’s initial segment about sexual assault here:

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