(ORLANDO SENTINEL) Prosecutor Ken Lewis said Thursday that he was guilty of a “poor choice of words” when he used the phrase “crack hoes” in a Facebook post, and offered an apology “to those I unintentionally offended.”

However, during a tense afternoon press conference as his controversial social-media activity was going viral online, Lewis also said he’d been taken out of context and stood by his intended message.

The firestorm centered on a Mother’s Day message Lewis addressed to “all the crack hoes out there.”

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