NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin is begging for forgiveness after posting a racist video clip directed at fellow driver Kyle Larson … saying it was “offensive” and a “poor choice of memes.”
Hamlin was trying to make light of a crash Larson caused during the Geico 500 on Sunday … going to Twitter to share a “Family Guy” clip of an Asian woman getting in a car wreck and superimposing the Hendricks driver’s name over it.
Larson — whose mother is Japanese American — did not respond to the tweet, but Hamlin was quickly called out on social media … with followers bashing him for shining a light on a show that leans into distasteful racial stereotypes towards Asians.
“I took down a post I made earlier today after reading some of the comments,” Hamlin tweeted Monday night.
“It was a poor choice of memes and I saw how it was offensive. It came across totally wrong. I apologize.”
Worth noting — Hamlin and Larson are great friends … so it’s highly unlikely he meant any real harm before sharing the vid.