Liberal Editor Apologizes For ‘Insensitive & Inappropriate’ Joke Moments After News of Paul Walker’s Death

After news of actor Paul Walker’s death, an editor of a feminist website turned to Twitter to ask why Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker couldn’t have perished instead.

“Why couldn’t it be Scott Walker?” Jezebel news editor Erin Gloria Ryan tweeted Saturday night.

Erin Gloria Ryan ignited controversy with this tweet Saturday. (Image source: Screen grab via The Desk)

Her tweet was immediately met with criticism from both liberals and conservatives.

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But Ryan defended her comment about 15-minutes after she initially posted it to social media.

“Wow, conservatives are about as bad at jokes making fun of celebrity worship as they are at governing Wisconsin,” she said, according to The Desk.

About 90-minutes later, she removed the controversial tweet and issued an apology.

“Dumb joke deleted,” she wrote. “Apologies.”

“I don’t wish death on anyone,” she later added. “Joking about that was insensitive and inappropriate.”

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(H/T: The Desk)

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