Raleigh, N.C. — Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth, provoked a social media backlash Monday night with a tweet critical of last weekend's Women's March in Washington, D.C.
"Message to crazies @ Women's March-- If brains were lard, you couldn't grease a small skillet. You known who you are," she wrote on Twitter.
The tweet, which was posted at 10:22 p.m., drew a fierce backlash online. Among the responses were:
By Tuesday morning, the response had prompted Krawiec to delete the offending message and send out four messages apologizing.
In a statement emailed later in the day, Krawiec expanded on apology.
"Like many other Americans, I was deeply offended by vulgar language and graphic imagery used by some protesters. I have apologized for the words I used to express those frustrations, which were unfair to the many women who advocated for their beliefs in a respectful way," she said.
This is the second time this week that a state official drew criticism for remarks about the Women's March made on social media. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey apologized Monday for a Facebook post that described participants in the march as "fat women."