UPDATE 1:22 p.m. EST: Terry Frei "is no longer an employee of The Denver Post."
ORIGINAL STORY: File this under tweets you'll regret an hour after posting them.
"Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend."
If you guessed that a lot of people didn't like that tweet, you guessed right.
One user, Megan Brown, tweeted:
"SPECIFICALLY personal, i am very uncomfortable w your racism, xenophobia & lack of understanding of what the Indianapolis 500 is all about"
Even the band The Mountain Goats got involved:
"Really just a monumentally stupid tweet," wrote the band account. "Congrats."
It seems Frei deleted his tweet because it no longer shows up on his profile, but he later posted this semi-related tweet:
"THIS is what Memorial Day is about. Dave Schreiner’s death in Battle of Okinawa. Not for squeamish or ‘sensitive'."
Which he later deleted, too.
He finally posted this tweet:
We'll see if the internet forgives him.