Rainn Wilson Sorry For Twitter Date-Rape Joke

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Rainn Wilson took to Twitter to apologize after an admittedly "poorly conceived" joke about getting date raped to Led Zeppelin yielded some online criticism.

The man behind so many great Office quotes, whose Twitter is usually a must-read, wasted no time in realizing the error of his tweet-first, think-later ways.

"Apparently my poorly conceived date-rape tweet upset a lot of folks," he wrote this morning. "Not a good topic to joke about. Sorry & won't do that again."

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Starting late Monday, and leaking into the early hours of today, a minor uproar mounted against the comedic actor's seemingly out of character comment.

What was the offending Tweet-missive? "If I were ever date raped I would want it to be to 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin," the 46-year-old wrote.

Not hard to see how that didn't go over well. However, Rainn has since deleted the Tweet, replacing it with his apology, so ... lesson learned, we're guessing.

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Seattle, Washington
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Rainn Dietrich Wilson