One minute Dean Blevins, sports director for KWTV-TV in Oklahoma City, was minding his own business at dinner with his wife at a local restaurant on Monday…and then he stopped minding his own business.

In fact, he let Twitter know all about it:

Journalist Dean Blevins Apologizes for Tweet about Non English Speakers That Was Criticized, Deleted

Image source: The Lost Ogle

Blevins’ tweet was later deleted but not before being captured (above) by The Lost Ogle…and being met with no shortage of umbrage.

Some responses (and Content warning: some rough language):

Journalist Dean Blevins Apologizes for Tweet about Non English Speakers That Was Criticized, Deleted

Image source: Twitter via The Last Ogle

Journalist Dean Blevins Apologizes for Tweet about Non English Speakers That Was Criticized, Deleted

Image source: Twitter via The Last Ogle

Journalist Dean Blevins Apologizes for Tweet about Non English Speakers That Was Criticized, Deleted

Image source: Twitter via The Last Ogle

Others went right to Blevin’s station:

@ This is not the view of News 9. That was posted on his personal account.
Journalist Dean Blevins Apologizes for Tweet about Non English Speakers That Was Criticized, Deleted
@NEWS9
News 9

As you might guess, Blevins tweeted an apology:

Monday I tweeted before thinking. My comments were insensitive & it's not the way I feel. I regret what I said & apologize to everyone.
Journalist Dean Blevins Apologizes for Tweet about Non English Speakers That Was Criticized, Deleted
@DeanBlevins
Dean Blevins

According to MediaBistro, KWTV’s parent company told TVSpy: “Griffin Communications actively promotes and encourages diversity in our community and our business and does not agree with nor condone Dean’s comments. Griffin deleted the tweet in accordance with our strict social media policy which includes monitoring both station and talent social media accounts on a daily basis.”

Featured image via Media Bistro.

(H/T: Media Bistro)