01/16/2013 09:46 am ET | Updated Jan 16, 2013

Rupert Murdoch On '400 Pound Lady': I 'Did Not Mean To Be Unsympathetic'

Rupert Murdoch issued an apology of sorts after an incendiary tweet about a 400-pound woman who fell through a New York City sidewalk.

Ulanda Williams, who stands 6' 5" and weighs 400 lbs, fell through a sidewalk while waiting for a bus on Friday. On Tuesday, Murdoch reacted to the news, tweeting:

The backlash from Twitter users was swift. The media mogul stood by his remark, but clarified his tweet, writing:

Murdoch has gotten himself into some trouble on Twitter since he joined the site at the end of 2011. Last year, he walked back an explosive tweet criticizing "Jewish owned press" for its coverage of Israel. In another tweet, he once referred to celebrities who were victims of phone hacking as "scumbags."


The Murdochs