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Steve Martin

My Pasta Tweet Got Racial

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12/21/2013 9:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221-steve-martin-gettySteve Martin learned an important lesson about lasagna last night ... the dish can get racial.

The SNL alum was cracking grammar jokes on Twitter .. when someone asked, "is this how you spell lasonia?"

Steve's response ... "It depends. Are you in an African-American neighborhood or at an Italian restaurant."

Seconds later the 68-year old actor deleted  the tweet and apologized.  But the floodgates opened, the original tweet went viral and Martin atoned again:  "I did apologize.  But again, a second later I realized what an offensive thing I'd done ... In retrospect, bad joke."

A penne for his thoughts.

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redd82282    

Omg people are we know under gag order you can't say anything or joke about anything smh

277 days ago
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tessa    

I am offended by your offense.

277 days ago
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rlemons    

I love Steve martin. He's a great guy who's never done a bad thing to anyone. So he made a joke that was funny but a little tasteless, but said sorry second later. Move on. I'm getting so sick of this crap.

277 days ago
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orksters    

He's funny

277 days ago
5.

Truth    

America. Land of Pssys.

Thanks liberals.

277 days ago
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J5236    

Comedians joke about racial stuff all the time - that's why they are funny! =) I love Steve Martin!

277 days ago
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PictureUp    

he was born a poor black child.....he should get a pass!!

277 days ago
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Dastarcity    

As a black man I see absolutely nothing wrong here. He made a joke all be it a little tasteless but he realized it and appologized. Let it go and move on

277 days ago
9.

Ummm..    

I have always liked Steve Martin...but was that really necessary... What the hell does lasagna have anything to do with African Americans... Oh I get it... The insinuation that blacks are dumb... Yup that's hilarious... Why wouldn't any African American find that a random joke made at their expense insinuating their lack of intelligence offensive... But I guess we should all ignore it because he's Steve Martin and he's a comedic legend and such a nice guy

277 days ago
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Milehigh    

He is a funny comedian. Too bad he felt he has to apologize for a joke.

277 days ago
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Rush Limbaugh    

As the resident Black Man here, this is much ado about nothing. We joke about how we unintentionally mispronounce words that eventually evolve into colloquial terms.

277 days ago
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static    

The first funny thing he's said in 30 years and he runs away from it.

277 days ago
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PINK PILGRIM SHOE    

He's dumb, it wasn't even funny.

277 days ago
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nick    

But spelling annd intelegence are not related...u can be a bad speller and still be very inteligent vice versa

277 days ago
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Susanlsmith    

Better watch out Steve ,the PC police will destroy your career

277 days ago
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