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Alton Brown apologizes for 'Holocaust' tweet

Alton Brown has deleted his controversial Twitter post

Alton Brown has deleted his controversial Twitter post in which he referred to the Holocaust. Credit: Getty Images for Discovery Inc. / Craig Barritt

Longtime Food Network star Alton Brown has apologized for a since-deleted tweet of political commentary that appeared to make light of the Holocaust.

In an online screen capture of the Tuesday tweet, the 58-year-old Brown said, "Do you think the camp uniforms will be striped, like the ones at [the infamous Nazi concentration camp] Auschwitz or will plaid be in vogue?"

On his social media Wednesday, a contrite Brown wrote, "I apologize for the flippant reference I made to the Holocaust in my tweet last night. It was not a reference I made for humorous effect but rather to reflect how deeply frightened I am for our country. It was a very poor use of judgement and in poor taste."

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