LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A comedian issued an apology this week after a Tumblr post, claiming a woman was targeted for a gang rape joke, went viral.

Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0,” issued a mea culpa Monday via his Twitter account, posting “all the out of context misquotes aside, I’d like to sincerely apologize,” and including a link to the Tumblr post.

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The post, which the blogger claimed happened to a friend of hers and that the account was in the friend’s words, details a night out at the Laugh Factory when Tosh begins making “very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how can a rape joke not be funny, rape is hilarious, etc.”

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The writer claims she yelled out, “Actually rape jokes are never funny!” and that Tosh paused before saying, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…” The writer, who was with a friend, says they were stunned and left immediately as the audience laughed at Tosh’s joke.

The writer says she complained to the manager and was given a pair of complimentary tickets.

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Another tweet from Tosh says, “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.”