Sunday night’s Golden Globes were full of inappropriate jokes, but MTV Australia took things way too far.
The Australian version of the music channel sent out a since-deleted tweet which read, “Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying.”
Prior to presenting the award, the two Latinas joked about being confused with other Hispanic actresses.
“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Eva Longoria.
“And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera. Rodriguez was previously misidentified as Ferrera on the official Golden Globes’ Twitter account when the nominations were announced last month.
After Twitter went into an uproar about the ill-fated joke, MTV Australia deleted it and offered an apology and an explanation.
“Our Tweet was in reference to @EvaLongoria & @AmericaFerrera’s #GoldenGlobes joke. We sincerely apologise for causing offence,” they tweeted, and also agreed to leave the jokes to host Ricky Gervais.
Welp, 2016’s first social media flub is in the books.
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