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‘This Is Seriously Disgusting’: Rupert Murdoch Ignites Twitter Controversy With Comment on Obama


"Oh dear."

UPDATE, Oct. 8, 2015: Murdoch sent out an apology tweet Thursday morning:

Original story below:

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch ignited controversy Wednesday night with a comment that contended President Barack Obama isn't a "real black" president.

Murdoch's comment about Obama came in a tweet where he heaped praise on Republican presidential contenders Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson.

Backlash was immediate, with Murdoch being slammed by critics for the tweet.

"This is seriously disgusting," WPIX-TV reporter Myles Miller commented.

"[C]ould you define what you mean by 'real black President,' Rupert?" BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski asked.

"So what, exactly, does @rupertmurdoch mean by "a real black President'?" wondered The New Yorker's Amy Davidson.

"Oh dear," a communications professor echoed.

A spokesperson for Murdoch could not immediately be reached by TheBlaze Wednesday night for comment.

This is not the first time the media mogul has taken heat for a comment made on Twitter. Murdoch was skewered in January for a remark he made on Muslims.

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