Followers of Eric Braeden on Twitter were shocked to see a tweet posted by “The Young & The Restless” legend, which featured a meme of himself with a caption that included the N-word.
“If you know this ni**a, yo grandma helped raise you,” read the meme, which drew an immediate negative reaction among his fans on Facebook and Twitter.
Braeden eventually deleted it, but, not before the image was screenshotted and reposted around the Internet. The actor is blaming hackers for the tweet.
“My twitter account was hacked and I deleted the tweet once I saw it,” he said via his publicist after a request for comment from Deadline.
The shocking tweet comes just two days after Braeden retweeted the following, “I dont understand why ‘i will not accept or excuse racism’ is such a hard concept to grasp. we won’t accept it. we won’t give it an inch.”
Braeden, born in Germany, is best known for his role as self-made business magnate Victor Newman the long-running CBS daytime soap, which has been on the air for 37 years.
Celebs Who Got in Trouble for Using the N-Word
1. 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was fined 11k by the NFL for using the n-word on the field.Source:PR 1 of 21
2. Kentucky's Andrew Harrison called a white player from the opposing team the n-word after losing during the Final FourSource:Andrew Harrison Twitter 2 of 21
3. Justin Bieber landed in hot water after video was released of him using the n-word when he was a 14-year-old.3 of 21
4. Quentin Tarantino4 of 21
5. Charlie Sheen5 of 21
6. Eminem6 of 21
7. Dr. Laura Schlessinger7 of 21
8. Duane "dog" Chapman8 of 21
9. Nas9 of 21
10. John Mayer10 of 21
11. Jonathan Rhys Meyers11 of 21
12. Jennifer Lopez12 of 21
13. Michael Richards13 of 21
14. Paris Hilton14 of 21
15. Jay-Z15 of 21
16. Gwyneth Paltrow16 of 21
17. Guns N' Roses17 of 21
18. Paula Deen18 of 21
19. Kim Zolciak19 of 21
20. Jesse James20 of 21
21. Alec Baldwin21 of 21
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