The mogul had tweeted the below, much to the offence of many of his 553,000 followers, hours after French police killed three Islamist hostage-takers at a Jewish supermarket and printing warehouse:
But, following a trolling campaign from comedian Aziz Ansari and some strong words from Harry Potter author JK Rowling, he has since attempted to clarify the remarks:
Four hostages were killed by gunman Amedy Coulibaly in the kosher store, who was suspected of fatally shooting a policewoman the day before. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine and gunned down 12 people on Wednesday, were killed after holding a man hostage in the printing warehouse.
Murdoch was also recently criticised for sending a tweet congratulating the Australian Daily Telegraph for being the first to report on the “bloody outcome” of the Sydney siege in December 2014.
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