Rainn Wilson Apologizes for Date-Rape Joke

Posted Wednesday February 22, 2012 5:21 PM GMT

His witty personality has earned him a spot as one of the most beloved comics on television, but a recent off-color joke has landed Rainn Wilson in the hot seat.

On Monday, the “Office” star tweeted, “If I were ever date-raped, I would want it to be to ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin.”

After receiving flack for his inappropriate tweet, Wilson immediately went back to his Twitter account to apologize.

“Apparently my poorly conceived date-rape tweet upset a lot of folks,” the Dwight Schrute star wrote after removing the initial tweet. “Not a good topic to joke about. Sorry and won’t do that again.”

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