06.18.133:55 PM ET

Dan Harmon Says Sorry

Writer pens apology after making rape joke.

When describing how he watched his brainchild, the TV show Community, be taken away by his replacements, creator Dan Harmon said, "There’s something awesome about being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach.” After backlash from the Twitterverse, Harmon released an apology. He said he doesn’t, “like getting yelled at on Twitter. Especially when the people yelling have phrases like ‘rape joke’ on their side. It’s kind of hard to think of oneself as being ‘pro rape joke.’ Don’t want to be that guy.” Harmon also acknowledged that people are seeking to rid rape jokes from comedy, and said he didn’t think about the impact of his words.