Actor’s Brutal Joke About Obama and Ebola Leaves Some So ‘Livid’ That He Ended Up Deleting It

“Shameless” actor Steve Howey tweeted — and then deleted — a joke Thursday about President Barack Obama, jokingly comparing the commander-in-chief to the Ebola virus.

“People shouldn’t be so scared about this virus from Africa. He only has two more years of his presidency,” he wrote.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18: Actors/husband & wife Steve Howey (L) and Sarah Shahi attend the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival screening of ‘The Road Within’ at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. David Livingston/Getty Images

One Twitter user replied, “I’m actually livid. LIVID,” and urged others to unfollow Howey.

Howey ended up deleting the tweet containing the joke and basically ignored the people who were apparently so offended by it.

The actor’s publicist apparently wasn’t talking about the joke either on Friday.

Though there was some outrage, many other Twitter users thought the joke was funny: