Zac Efron got his first taste of the wrath of Black Twitter this week when his Martin Luther King Day tweet crossed the line.
The Dirty Grandpa actor angered a lot of people when he posted a photo of himself cruising in a convertible with the caption, "I'm grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG #MLKDay." To make matters worse, Efron paired his message with a pair of dark-skinned hand emojis, one giving a fist bump and the other pointing toward heaven.
The backlash was swift. "How did Zac Efron attempt to make MLK day about himself I am so baffled," one user wrote. "This is one of the most offensive/diminishing/disrespectful things anyone has said in relation to MLK today. Get over yourself," added another.
Efron deleted the tweet within hours and replaced it with an apology:
Welp, live and learn.
On the topic of offensive tweets, Zac's was bad but not anywhere close to this celebrity's record:
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