Fox Star Immediately Apologizes for Racist 'Me So Horny Joke' After Swift Twitter Backlash
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H. Jon Benjamin, lead voice actor for "Bob's Burgers" and "Archer," immediately retracts and apologizes for "lazy and incompetent" joke.

"Bob's Burgers" star H. Jon Benajamin may have thought he was just quoting a line from "Full Metal Jacket," but Twitter quickly let him know his joke was also racist and offensive.

The voice actor, also famous for FXX's "Archer," posted a tweet on Saturday that was met with an immediate and very negative response. That tweet has since been deleted, though Benjamin has left his subsequent apology tweets online.

The original joke -- which isn't all that funny, either -- was, "Quick idea for the name of a tea shop- 'ooh me so horny, me love you oolong time tea shop.'"

It's easy to see how Benjamin might not fully think this through, as it's a phrase that has been a part of popular culture for decades now, not just from Stanley Kubrick's cinematic masterpiece but also in one of the most controversial rap singles of all time, 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny," sampling the film.

The group was slapped with obscenity charges and the album temporarily declared obscene, until the ruling was appealed and upheld by the Supreme Court. And now, that same expression saw Benjamin facing charges of racism in the court of public opinion; a court perhaps even more dangerous than the actual court of law if you work in Hollywood.

While the expression has become as much a part of popular lingo as Bugs Bunny's "What's up, Doc?" or Steve Urkel's "Did I do that?" it lacks the innocence of those phrases, instead perpetuating racist stereotypes of Asian people and the Vietnamese in particular.

With the Fox and Disney merger looming, and James Gunn still fired by the latter for terrible "joke" tweets he made a decade ago, Benjamin was probably wise to remove the offending tweet and apologize immediately.

The good news for Benjamin is that many on Twitter appear to have accepted his sincere apology.

But, of course, not everyone was so forgiving. This is the internet, after all.

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