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Penn Jillette took aim at Newfoundland, the people of the province fired back, and now he’s super-sorry. Was it one of those moments where the words flew out of his mouth before he had a chance to think, and by the time they were out there, it was too late? Maybe. But nevertheless, the magician stating that hailing from Newfoundland was “a euphemism for stupid” was just plain, well, stupid.

Penn was a guest on Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher where, perhaps, people try to be as clever as the host. That did not happen here. His exact words: “I’m probably from Newfoundland, which is just a euphemism for stupid,” Jillette told host Bill Maher. “All of those people up in the frozen North that club seals, those are my people.” Yeah, not funny.

Newfoundlanders went on the social media offensive to blast Penn for his remarks. The magician knew he was out of line and took to Twitter to express his remorse. He first reached out to over 100 people to issue individual apologies.

But when that got a little tedious and was clogging up his feed, he sent out a mass sorry.

And because we Canadians are a compassionate and forgiving people, the tide on the Penn disappointment quickly turned.

Jillette also addressed it all in his podcast, Penn’s Sunday School, and will be featured in an interview on Newfoundland’s NTV.

While Teller has maintained radio silence on the matter, Newfoundlanders have made themselves heard, and welcoming Penn back with open arms. As long as he doesn’t mess up again.