At least a couple of characters on the new Fox television series “Empire” had less than complimentary things to say about President Obama. Reportedly the show—about a powerful hiphop record company—contained some lines disparaging the President’s mixed race background and referring to him as a “sellout.”

Remember, this is a fictional television show.

Nevertheless, two of the show’s actors AzMarie Livingston and Bryshere Gray took to Twitter to walk back their characters’ lines and assure everyone that they really and truly love dear leader.

First up, AzMarie Livingston.

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It’s not like all that necessary bashing of Republicans that always happens at all.

Next: Bryshere Gray

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated to add a screenshot of Ms. Livingston’s tweet which she has deleted.