Joseph Gordon-Levitt: ‘Most pretty girls aren’t funny’

The Juice

Joseph Gordon-Levitt needs to get his facts straight.

At a Comic-Con event for his upcoming sci-fi thriller "Looper" on Friday, the "Dark Knight Rises" star reportedly said, "Most pretty girls aren't funny."

Intended as a compliment for co-star Emily Blunt (Gordon-Levitt had been asked what it was like to work with her), the actress apparently "bristled" at the statement that dismisses comediennes such as Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, and Kristen Wiig.

Also unimpressed by the actor's comment, which Variety film editor Josh Dickey called a "currently radioactive notion," was women's entertainment site BuzzSugar.

"Uh, Joseph Gordon-Levitt says he likes Emily Blunt bc 'Most pretty girls aren't funny' and she's an exception. Nice to her, but umm, JGL!" they tweeted.

San Francisco Bay Guardian film critic Louis Peitzman went so far as to hark back to the Daniel Tosh controversy in his response to the actor's comments.

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"Joseph Gordon-Levitt said, 'Pretty girls aren't usually funny.' He was worried we'd go 10 seconds without a debate about misogyny in comedy," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, AP writer Sandy Cohen had no words.

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 'Most pretty girls aren't funny.' ??? ‪#SDCC" she tweeted.

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But the best response came from a fan, not a critic.

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt thinks pretty girls aren't funny," tweeted Louise O'Neill. "Maybe he was joking? In which case it would seem it's pretty boys who aren't funny."

The actor's statement comes as even more of a shock because he seemed to be such a stickler for accuracy. The 31-year-old actor blasted GQ this week for saying his late brother Daniel died of an "alleged drug overdose" in 2010.

"The 'allegations' to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner's office and the police department," Gordon-Levitt wrote on his blog. "I don't like publicly speaking about my brother's death, but I'm making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim."

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GQ responded by releasing a statement defending its story.

"The magazine stands by its reporting, the facts of which are fully supported -- and have been confirmed in detail -- by the Los Angeles County coroner's office," the statement read.

According to the Wrap, Daniel's cause of death was accidental ketamine intoxication.