Zac Efron Makes “Completely Insensitive” MLK Day Comment & the World’s Pissed

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Welp, it looks like Demi Lovato no longer stands as the lone celebrity who’s notorious for making other people’s days all about her. In what started as a tweet to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his national holiday at the beginning of the week, Zac Efron somehow managed to piss a whole lot of people off — and for good reason!

The 28-year-old actor posted a cringe-worthy tweet that has since been deleted saying that he’s “grateful” for MLK…and his 10 million followers on Instagram. He wrote:

“I’m grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG #MLKDay”

Oof. Fans and celebrities both caught onto the insensitive nature of his message even before Zac could fully comprehend his mistaken.

A few hours later, the High School Musical star deleted the original tweet and issued an apology on both Twitter and Instagram for the “insensitive” note.

A photo posted by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on

We appreciate the apology, Zac, ’cause your tweet was pretty darn effed up.

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