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Marcus Jordan calls Vegas tweet 'mistake'

Somebody is going to see it. That's the first rule of Twitter -- if you're a celebrity (or even just a regular dude) and you post something offensive, questionable or otherwise noteworthy, even if you only intend for your friends and followers to read it, it will become a thing. Tweet accordingly.

UCF sophomore Marcus Jordan -- son of Michael Jordan, naturally -- learned that lesson this week, when he told his Twitter followers that his time at Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas was "stupid" because he spent "35k." Marcus, being under 21, should probably not have been in a nightclub in the first place. Nor is it particularly polite to flaunt your wealth in public. Best to leave that to the "Real Housewives of OH MY GOD TURN THIS SHOW OFF NOW." Ahem.

Anyway, a few days later, Marcus has acknowledged the tweet was a mistake, and older brother Jeffrey says he's used to doing "damage control" when Marcus gets a little too outgoing for his own good. His parents weren't too pleased, either. From Fox's Jeff Goodman:

"I didn’t mean it the way it came across," Marcus Jordan said. "My family and friends know the type of person I am."

However, the tweet did prompt a phone call from both Michael Jordan and his ex-wife, Juanita.

"I had conversations with both my parents," Marcus said.

As for his allowance?

"I’m still good," he laughed.

If there weren't thousands of dollars and a mega-famous basketball legend involved, this would sound a lot like my own family dynamic. My brother always got away with everything. Celebrities: They're just like us!