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H. Jon Benjamin Tweets ‘Me So Horny’ Joke, Quickly Apologizes

He was introduced to a Twitter phenomenon known as The Ratio.

H. Jon Benjamin, a voice actor in the animated television series "Bob's Burgers," poses at the 34th Annual Paleyfest at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles34th Annual Paleyfest - Bob's Burgers, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Mar 2017

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H. Jon Benjamin, famous for his voice work on shows like “Archer” and “Bob’s Burgers,” is used to making people laugh. So it probably came as a surprise when his latest attempt at a Twitter joke fell flat: “Quick idea for the name of a tea shop- ‘ooh me so horny, me love you oolong time tea shop.’” The tweet has thus far received more than 100 responses, most of them negative — a Twitter phenomenon often referred to as The Ratio.

Originating as a line in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” “me so horny” has been used as an Asian stereotype in the decades since the film’s release. Following the reactions to his tweet, Benjamin apologized within hours: “Sorry I offended many. I agree this ‘joke’ was lazy and incompetent and formulated quickly while making a cup of oolong tea,” he wrote.

“The fact that it was a famous line in a movie does not give me license to make light of the big picture stereotyping of Vietnamese people and Asian Americans in general. I’m sorry I ever made that cup of tea. And thanks for making me realize this in quick order,” Benjamin wrote in a second tweet.

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