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A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Posted A Really Offensive Photo About Colombians On Twitter

She deleted the photo depicting Colombia's soccer players snorting cocaine but provoked outrage online. UPDATE: Van Dam apologized on Twitter for her earlier tweet.

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This is Nicolette Van Dam, a Dutch actress and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

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Tomorrow, Colombia will play in the World Cup, and earlier this evening Nicolette decided to post this on Twitter:

The picture, which reads, "The Colombian wall," has offended many for how it perpetuates stereotypes.
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The picture, which reads, "The Colombian wall," has offended many for how it perpetuates stereotypes.

Many have taken to Twitter to express their disgust, questioning her role as a “UNICEF Goodwill ambassador":

@NicoletteVanDam .. and you are an ambassador for unicef? that title is too big for you...

Paola Daniels Rapali@PaitoDaniels

@NicoletteVanDam .. and you are an ambassador for unicef? that title is too big for you...

6:27 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@saintsacional @UNICEF @NicoletteVanDam it's disappointing! Is she your ambassador? Or is a hobby for her? Colombians want public apologises

Edwin Galeano@eagaleano1118

@saintsacional @UNICEF @NicoletteVanDam it's disappointing! Is she your ambassador? Or is a hobby for her? Colombians want public apologises

6:26 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others expressed how her actions were hurtful and disrespectful:

Dear @NicoletteVanDam the fact that you erased your offense to my country, does not mean that is OK now, it was rude and ignorant.

Diana Chaves@dianischaves

Dear @NicoletteVanDam the fact that you erased your offense to my country, does not mean that is OK now, it was rude and ignorant.

6:26 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@NicoletteVanDam A whole country hate you #ColombiaIsNOTCocaine We deserve respect

Ángela Riveros L.@AngelitaRiveros

@NicoletteVanDam A whole country hate you #ColombiaIsNOTCocaine We deserve respect

6:25 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And others commented on the joke's poor taste:

@NicoletteVanDam Gross ignorant, Colombia is much more than that¡¡¡¡¡

CARLOS BLANCO@CARLOSBLANCO10

@NicoletteVanDam Gross ignorant, Colombia is much more than that¡¡¡¡¡

6:24 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@RevistaSemana A eurocentric vision that mocks the sport and producing countries cocaine consumed in the Netherlands @NicoletteVanDam

ArtistasZonaOriente@ArtistasZona

@RevistaSemana A eurocentric vision that mocks the sport and producing countries cocaine consumed in the Netherlands @NicoletteVanDam

6:25 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@NicoletteVanDam You should seriously consider a recovery treatment from both your addictions and your lousy humor.

Francisco Durán@pachoduran

@NicoletteVanDam You should seriously consider a recovery treatment from both your addictions and your lousy humor.

6:25 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update — 8:16 p.m. ET: Van Dam offered an apology on Twitter for her earlier tweet.

Queridos Colombianos, there was no offense intended from my side. Please accept my honest and sincere apologies. #RespectColombia

Nicolette van Dam@NicoletteVanDam

Queridos Colombianos, there was no offense intended from my side. Please accept my honest and sincere apologies. #RespectColombia

7:38 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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