The wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom apologized after tweeting a tasteless joke about U.S. President Barack Obama.
Judy Shalom Nir Mozes posted the joke Sunday and removed it shortly after, but not before unleashing a storm of criticism.
“Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” read the offensive tweet.
After deleting the tweet, Mozes apologized in a second tweet, which said: “I apologize, that was a stupid joke somebody told me.”
A second apology posted a half hour later was directed at the U.S. President: President Obama I shouldnt have written the inappropriate joke I heard. I like people no matter about their race and religion.
A third apology read: “Sorry if I caused any offence to anyone. I hope I will stay married when my husband will land and hear what I did.”
Mozes, an Israeli talk-show host, has nearly 75,000 Twitter followers.
Shalom, of the Likud Party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, also is a vice prime minister.
This story "Israeli Minister's Wife Tweets Offensive 'Obama Coffee' Joke" was written by JTA.