Efron apologises for insensitive MLK post
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Zac Efron has issued an apology after sharing a “completely insensitive” post on Martin Luther King Jr Day on Twitter.
“I’m grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr and 10 million followers on IG #MLKDay,” Efron captioned an image of himself driving a convertible on sunset January 16. But later, the actor deleted his original post and wrote: “I have nothing but the greatest admiration and respect for Dr Martin Luther King Jr”
“I realise that last night’s post was completely insensitive and I apologise to anyone who I may have offended. So sorry,” he added in the post, reports aceshowbiz.com.
His post angered some fans who accused Efron of being “offensive” and “savage” among others.
“@ZacEfron This is one of the most offensive/diminishing/disrespectful things anyone has said in relation to MLK today. Get over yourself,” a fan wrote.