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MTV Australia 'Jokingly' Requests Subtitles For Eva Longoria, America Ferrera

How not to live-tweet the Golden Globes.
Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are seen presenting the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Drama Sunda
Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are seen presenting the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Drama Sunday night.

When Eva Longoria and America Ferrera took the Golden Globes' stage Sunday night, they poked fun at being mistaken for other Latina actresses.

Unfortunately, MTV Australia missed the sensitivity cue.

The network asked for subtitles during the actresses' award presentation in a since deleted Tweet, despite both women speaking English.

"Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying @GoldenGlobes," the tweet, captured by Mashable, read.

It was meant to be a joke, the network defended, but it was one that clearly crashed and burned. Twitter users responded accordingly.

MTV Australia deleted the tweet in response to the backlash and attempted to clarify the "joke" for critics, many who accused them of being "racist" and a "bunch of morons."

"Our Tweet was in reference to @EvaLongoria & @AmericaFerrera’s #GoldenGlobes joke. We sincerely apologise for causing offence," they tweeted using British-English spelling.

"We get it was a bad call. We’ll leave the humour to @rickygervais," they added with a nod to the night's host.

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