As a movie critic, Roger Ebert is full of opinions. But it seems that fans don’t want to hear his opinions when it comes to books — especially The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
On Tuesday, publisher NewSouth announced they will be releasing a new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with all 219 N-words removed, PopEater reports.
What did Roger have to say about that?
“I’d rather be called a N***** than a Slave,” he Tweeted on Wednesday.
Well, the critic was then met with many upset Twitter critics.
“Fair point, from some1 who’s likely to be called neither,” one commenter wrote.
But on Thursday, Roger issued an apology.
“You know, this is very true. I’ll never be called a N***** *or* a Slave, so I should have shut the **** up,” he wrote.
Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition is set for release in February.