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Rainn Wilson

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This is no laughing matter.

Proving that funny people are sometimes capable of very unfunny things, Rainn Wilson this morning took to Twitter to apologize after an admittedly "poorly conceived" date-rape joke yielded some immediate online criticism.

Credit where it's due, The Office star 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 tweeted this morning. "Not a good topic to joke about. Sorry & won't do that again."

Starting last night, and leaking into the early hours of today, a minor uproar mounted against the star's seemingly out of character comment.

So what was the offending missive?

"If I were ever date raped I would want it to be to 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin," he wrote.

Not hard to see where the controversy kicked in. However, Wilson has since deleted the tweet from his feed and replaced it with his apology.

Lesson learned, we hope.