Steve Martin is under fire for tweeting a racist joke and offending many of his fans on Twitter, though he did delete it himself and apologize immediately.
The actor/comedian was having some fun on Twitter, answering questions about grammar rules, in what is one of his usual hilarious social media routines.
Then, things took a bad turn.
When one of the 68-year-old's followers when one asked him "Is this how you spell lasonia?" Martin then replied with this racially charged joke:
"It depends. Are you in an African-American neighborhood or at an Italian restaurant?"
As mentioned, Martin quickly took the tweet down, and apologized immediately.
Still, he received criticism from fans, and posted this: "I did apologize. But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I'd done. Deep bow."
The 68-year-old star resumed Tweeting a day later without mentioning the mishap.