The Guy Who Plays Bennett On "Orange Is The New Black" Probably Shouldn't Have Tweeted #NoHomo At The Pride Parade

Matt McGorry insists it was a joke, but a lot of folks on Twitter didn't find it funny.

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Matt McGorry, the actor who plays baby daddy prison guard Bennett on Orange Is the New Black, was clearly having a great time on Sunday at New York City's massive Pride Parade.

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McGorry was on a float with other cast members from the hit Netflix show, and they were the talk of the whole hullabaloo.

@MattMcGorry was looking damn fine on the #nycpride #OITNB float && @samirawiley is a goddess

Kiara Daniela@Kiara_Daniela_

@MattMcGorry was looking damn fine on the #nycpride #OITNB float 😍 && @samirawiley is a goddess

3:52 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But then McGorry kind of ground all the goodwill to a halt when he tweeted this:

So much love in the air today at #prideNY , truly beautiful. Thanks for an unforgettable experience! #NoHomo

Matt McGorry@MattMcGorry

So much love in the air today at #prideNY , truly beautiful. Thanks for an unforgettable experience! #NoHomo

4:02 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

To many online, the hashtag of "No Homo" seemed a bit tone deaf during one of the world's largest celebrations of the LGBT community.

@MattMcGorry that hashtag just ruined everything. #NotFunny

pedro@pedroloo

@MattMcGorry that hashtag just ruined everything. 😒 #NotFunny

4:27 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@MattMcGorry "no homo" is actually an incredibly offensive & homophobic phrase. totally ruins your message. try again.

Allison@aaallisondawn

.@MattMcGorry "no homo" is actually an incredibly offensive & homophobic phrase. totally ruins your message. try again.

4:36 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MattMcGorry @randygiles99 Do you use the N-word because you have black friends?

Jason Del Reyâ„¢@L0RDG4G4

@MattMcGorry @randygiles99 Do you use the N-word because you have black friends? 😜

5:00 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@MattMcGorry yeah, nohomo is a disparaging.

McGorry tried to defend his stab at irony:

“@randygiles99: @MattMcGorry yeah, nohomo is a disparaging.” It's a joke. Thought that my being at the parade would have made that clear.

Matt McGorry@MattMcGorry

“@randygiles99: @MattMcGorry yeah, nohomo is a disparaging.”

It's a joke. Thought that my being at the parade would have made that clear. 😞

4:51 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And McGorry's costar Dascha "Dash" Polanco, who plays his on-screen romace Diaz, seemed to think it was intended as humor.

DASH @DashPolanco

@MattMcGorry !!!! 👉👌#sohomo

4:25 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

McGorry, however, was offered a way to make amends.

“@gabespears: @MattMcGorry @randygiles99 post nudes to make up for it pls” Fair is fair.

Matt McGorry@MattMcGorry

“@gabespears: @MattMcGorry @randygiles99 post nudes to make up for it pls”

Fair is fair.

5:11 PM - 29 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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