On Monday, White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton expressed regret over a tweet he sent out during the Oscars on Sunday night.

The tweet in question was "What does it always have to be about black and white...? #American." Probably realizing that he'd waded way past his depth into the very real and very complicated issue of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, Eaton immediately began to backpedal before deleting the original tweet.

All I'm saying is that I love everyone. And everyone should too.

— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) February 29, 2016

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I'm not sure why I was misinterpreted..I want everyone to be created equal. I want us to all be one. Sorry if people took that as a neg com

— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) February 29, 2016

I guess I respect everyone...and color of skin doesn't matter to me... https://t.co/XJ0SqLed1q

— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) February 29, 2016

Still very confused, but again, all I was saying that we should all be equal. No matter the color. We are all Americans.

— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) February 29, 2016

Hope everyone sees me as a person that loves anyone and everyone. I'm sorry if I upset anyone. Didn't mean anything by it. My apologizes...

— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) February 29, 2016

Eaton also sought out members of the media to issue a full apology (via Red Eye Chicago):

Eaton continued to express confusion at the blowback from his original tweet, but also acknowledged that he should've either been more careful with his words or kept them to himself.

(Thanks to FTW! for bringing this to our attention.)