The channel sent the seemingly racist tweet while America Ferrera and Eva Longoria took the stage to present an award

By Andrea Park
January 11, 2016 08:35 AM

MTV Australia is under fire after sending an offensive tweet from their official Twitter account during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

“Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying,” the news and entertainment channel wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

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Before presenting the award for best actor in a television series, drama, American-born Latinas Ferrera, 31, and Longoria, 40, joked about being confused with other Hispanic actresses.

“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Longoria.

“And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera, who was previously misidentified as the Jane the Virgin star on the official Golden Globes Twitter account.

After receiving major backlash for the tweet, MTV Australia deleted it and attempted to make amends.

“Our Tweet was in reference to @EvaLongoria & @AmericaFerrera’s #GoldenGlobes joke. We sincerely apologise for causing offence,” they wrote.

Shortly after, they added, “We get it was a bad call. We’ll leave the humour to @rickygervais.”