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Roger Ebert Fuels 'Huckleberry Finn' Twitter Fued

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Jan. 6 2011, Published 11:39 a.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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What did Roger have to say about that?

"I'd rather be called a N***** than a Slave," he 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.

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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.

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