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

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.

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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?

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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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