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Patton Oswalt launched into a 54-tweet rant to satirize Internet outrage.


Could a man this fancy cause offense? (via Twitter)

The Trevor Noah tweet scandal is just the latest example of the Internet's instant and relentless outrage machine. It's impossible for anybody to enter into the public eye without having their entire online history scoured for anything that can be used against them. In Noah's case, this included sexist and anti-semitic tweets the comedian had posted years ago.

Never one to shy away from controversy, veteran stand-up comic Patton Oswalt took to Twitter last night to weigh in on the controversy in classic Oswalt fashion. He posted a tweet with an ancient street joke, followed by 53 tweets protecting himself from every possible source of offense that anyone could take from it. It's a very well-observed piece of satire, but it's also another example of Oswalt's love for stirring the pot. What do you think? Feel free to let us know in 25-78 comments.

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