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Andy Cohen Apologizes For Calling One Direction Gay Slang Term 'Twinks'

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Andy Cohen attends the 22nd annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) | Getty

TV personality and Bravo executive Andy Cohen has always been outspoken. But on Tuesday, he may have said too much.

The host of "Watch What Happens: Live" appeared on the "Today" show shortly after boy band One Direction and recalled running into them backstage in the show's green room.

"This morning, I went into the normal green room that we typically go into. I barged in, there are all these people in front of us. Oh, it's all the leftover One Direction fans," Cohen said, according to Examiner.com. "I barged right into a room of twinks: One Direction! Security was not exactly too tight, with all due respect. I barged right in. It was crazy!"

Cohen also tweeted about the incident, saying: After receiving a barrage of tweets, Cohen later apologized for using the gay term, which is slang for a young gay man, with a follow-up tweet:

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