BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Apologizes For Vuvuzela Joke On Twitter
June 17, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
BBC RADIO 2 morning host CHRIS EVANS has issued an apology for retweeting a joke about Africans on TWITTER that drew criticism as racist.
EVANS retweeted a joke that read, "You give an African £2 a month and what do they do? Buy a bloody trumpet," a reference to the vuvuzela horns that have become an international topic due to their incessant use during WORLD CUP games. Followers immediately posted criticism of the joke, and EVANS quickly deleted the post and tweeted an apology, "Apologies for last re tweet didn't read it properly. Never meant to offend. Not funny at all."