[Gossip] Steven Martin Receives Heat After Posting Racial Joke on Twitter
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.21.2013
He did apologize for it...
TMZ reports that actor and comedian Steve Martin got into some trouble over a racial joke he posted on Twitter that he later deleted and apologized for.
Martin was making some grammar jokes on his Twitter account when someone posted, "is this how you spell lasonia?" He responded, "It depends. Are you in an African-American restaurant or at an Italian restaurant."
Martin later deleted the tweet and apologized. However, the tweet went viral, and then Martin later stated, "I did apologize. But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I'd done ... In retrospect, bad joke."