Russell Simmons had a lot of backtracking to do Saturday after tweeting his support for the late Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. He deleted his tweet, but not before Sharon haters expressed their disbelief and outrage.

https://twitter.com/VoteEquality/status/422130005301133312

Simmons blamed light-headedness for confusing Ariel Sharon with Israeli President Shimon Peres and proceeded to tweet individual apologies to all who were offended.

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/422140223414218753

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