Read time: 1 minute

Rupert Murdoch Is Very, Very Sorry You Misunderstood What He Meant

How could you possibly think he meant exactly what he said?
Rupert Murdoch Is Very, Very Sorry You Misunderstood What He Meant
Image from: Palazzochigi

How could you possibly construe that comment as racist? Poor Rupert!

Rupert Murdoch on Thursday apologized for his controversial tweet a night earlier in which he said America could use a “real” black person in the Oval Office.

The media mogul said he meant no harm with the tweet, in which he praised 2016 Republican candidate Ben Carson and took a thinly veiled swipe at President Obama.

"Apologies! No offence meant. Personally find both men charming," Murdoch tweeted Thursday morning, following a massive backlash to the original tweet.

“Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else,” the 84-year-old tycoon tweeted a night earlier.

The incendiary swipe at the commander-in-chief sparked outrage from celebrities like Star Jones and actor Harry Shearer.

“The day I start allowing @rupertmurdoch to define what it is to be #black ...is the day I turn in my #blackcard,” Jones tweeted.

“Can you please regularly advise black Americans on which of them is “real”, so they’ll be free of doubt?” Shearer wrote.


Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.