Published October 18, 2012
Eva Longoria is backtracking after retweeting a vulgar message following President Obama and Mitt Romney's second debate, and then blaming Twitter for the problem.
Longoria, an Obama campaign co-chair, retweeted a follower on Wednesday who called the GOP presidential candidate a "tw*t." (And not the word that rhymes with "Mitt," the word that rhymes with "swat.")
“I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney. You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic tw*t,” the tweet, which Longoria retweeted, read.
After sending the nasty message to her 4,462,095 followers, Longoria took some heat, and took to Twitter on Thursday morning to explain.
"Is anyone else's twitter bugging out? There are things in my timeline I didn't retweet today. Hmmm? Standby trying to fix!" she tweeted.
But later on Thursday, Longoria appeared to come clean and take responsibility.
"I use Twitter as a platform for all Americans and their opinions. Sorry if people were offended by retweet," she wrote. "Obviously not my words or my personal view. I respect all Americans #FreedomOfSpeech."