Daniel Tosh Apologizes on Twitter for Alleged Rape Joke

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Daniel Tosh Apologizes on Twitter for Alleged Rape Joke
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Comedian Daniel Tosh is known for testing limits with jokes that may seem offensive to some, but he appears to have gone a little too far during a recent standup act and took to Twitter to apologize.

The comedian, who is known best for his show Tosh.0, responded to a on Tuesday that accused him of making inappropriate jokes about rape.

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"Tosh then starts making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how can a rape joke not be funny, rape is hilarious, etc." the blogger writes.

The blogger, who admits her unfamiliarity with Tosh, also claims to have interrupted the act to let him know her disproval.

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According to the post, Tosh responded by pausing briefly, then saying "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…"

The claims come from an anonymous Tumblr account, which Tosh says was taken out of context. The comedian uses Twitter to communicate with his more than 6 million followers -- especially during the latest airing of his show on Comedy Central, which happened to be Tuesday evening. Tosh used the platform to apologize before the new episode.

Tosh tweets that his words were taken out of context -- but the comedian doesn't normally apologize for his coarse humor, so the statement on Twitter is interesting in itself.

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This story originally published on Mashable .

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