"I'm grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr and 10 million followers on IG #MLKDay," Zac captioned an image of himself driving a convertible on Monday.
But later, the actor deleted his original post and wrote:
I have nothing but the greatest admiration & respect for MLK. My last post was insensitive & I apologize to anyone who I offended. So sorry.— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) January 19, 2016
His post angered some fans who accused Zac of being "offensive" and "savage".
A user wrote:
@ZacEfron This is one of the most offensive/diminishing/disrespectful things anyone has said in relation to MLK today. Get over yourself.— Aaron Horwitz (@AaronTheH) January 19, 2016