NOW THEY’RE AFTER STEVE MARTIN: Martin apologizes for “racist” tweet after a crybaby squawks

Published on December 23, 2013

Steve Martin apologised for a racist joke he tweeted on Friday night.

The comedian was fielding lighthearted questions from his Twitter followers about word usage, when someone asked: ‘Is this how you spell Lasonia (pasta)?’

Martin replied: ‘It depends. Are you in an African-American restaurant or at an Italian restaurant?’

A follower quickly called him on the racist nature of the tweet.

Martin replied to the user with a simple and succint ‘I’m sorry’ and swiftly removed the offending post.

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