Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara found out the hard way that off-the-cuff jokes about rape — that “might” work on her dry sitcom — lose something in translation on “The View.” 

]]>She was just kidding around when she tried to explain how she could possibly have an 18-year-old-son with a flippant “I was raped at 13.” 

Poor Whoopi Goldberg practically choked on her own epiglottis (that’s that tiny thing at the base of your throat) as Barbara Walters gamely tried to carry on.
What do you think? Is this joke in bad taste anywhere, or did she just not know her audience?