• Tue, Feb 21 2012

Hilarious Tweeter Rainn Wilson Tweets Not Hilarious Date Rape Joke

There’s nothing more disappointing than when a funny person crosses the line and says something offensive. Or in the case of Rainn Wilson, tweets something offensive. According to Jezebel, the actor, best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, tweeted out the following joke yesterday:

If I were ever date raped I would want it to be to “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin.

Thankfully people got upset enough that he deleted the tweet pretty quickly and offered an apology:

While it’s refreshing to see someone apologize for an offensive tweet, cough cough Chris Brown, I just expected better from Rainn. He’s one of the few funny TV characters who seems to actually be funny in real life. His offbeat tweets usually make me laugh and that’s a lot more than The Office does these days (burrrn, I know). There are some topics that will just never be funny. I think rape is pretty high up on that list. Followed by the Holocaust and lynching.

While I’m not going to go out and boycott Rainn because of one tweet, I will put on my mother-blogger face and express disappointment in his choices. Maybe next time he wants to discuss his love Led Zeppelin he can find a more tasteful way to say it.

Or maybe he can just stick to tweeting super obscure things like:

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