Best-selling author John Grisham is under fire today for remarks in which he implied that some child sex offenders face punishments that too harsh.
He's now backtracking as fast as humanly possible.
In a wide-ranging interview on the U.S. judicial system with The Telegraph (UK), Grisham said judges have "gone crazy" over the past 30 years.
By this he means that they're locking up too many people, from white collar criminals to minorities on minor drug charges, and even those who view child porn.
"We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who've never harmed anybody, would never touch a child," he said.
"But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn."