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Daniel Tosh Twitter-apologizes for rape joke (sort of)

July 11, 2012|By Danielle Paquette
  • Comedian Daniel Tosh is in hot water for aiming a rape joke at a female blogger. The Tosh.0 host apologized on Twitter.
Comedian Daniel Tosh is in hot water for aiming a rape joke at a female blogger.… (Phil McCarten / PictureGroup )

Tepid apology? Thinly veiled insult?

You be Daniel Tosh’s judge.

A woman’s Tumblr post that went viral Tuesday claimed Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" host singled her out during one of his stand-up gigs and said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?”

We’re struggling to find humor (or proof of Tosh’s humanity) in that one.

Faced with Web backlash, the foul-mouthed comedian took to Twitter:

“All the out of context misquotes aside, i'd like to sincerely apologize,” he wrote, linking to the woman’s post.

“The point i was making before i was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them. #deadbabies."

What more can we expect from the man who wrote Inappropriate Touch Tuesdays?

According to the blogger’s account, Tosh targeted her after she interrupted his show, yelling, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!”

(Keep in mind, blog posts aren't exactly known for fact-checking diligence. But Tosh's history of rape jokes is video-documented. Warning: Viewers may find material offensive.)

Check out her full account here.

Follow Danielle Paquette on Twitter: @DpaquetteLA.

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