MTV Australia Under Fire for Racist Golden Globes Twitter Joke About Eva Longoria, America Ferrera

The entertainment outlet targeted the actresses when they took the stage to present an award

Last Updated: January 11, 2016 @ 8:08 AM

MTV Australia is under fire for an offensive tweet about Eva Longoria and America Ferrera during the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

“Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying,” MTV tweeted. It has since been deleted.

People were outraged about the offensive tweet and quickly took to Twitter to post their response. MTV Australia has since apologized for the statement, saying “We get it was a bad call. We’ll leave the humour to Ricky Gervais.”

Longoria and Ferrera presented the award for Best Actor in a TV Series. The two actresses made a joke about being confused with other Hispanic actresses, mainly taking a dig at the Golden Globes when its Twitter account confused Ferrera with Gina Rodriguez during the nomination announcements.

“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Longoria.

“And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera.

See the tweets below.

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