Rupert Murdoch Is Very, Very Sorry You Misunderstood What He Meant
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October 8, 2015

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 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.

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