Jonathan Allen has apologized after saying he would want to have dinner with Hitler on Twitter Wednesday.

A former Alabama standout with over 67,000 followers on Twitter, Allen tweeted “Ask me anything” at 3:22 a.m. ET Wednesday.

At 3:39 a.m., Nick Chappell asked Allen, “You can have dinner with three people, dead or alive. Who are you inviting?”

Allen responded he would have dinner with his grandfather, Hitler and Michael Jackson. Allen was asked to explain why Hitler was one of his choices.

“He’s a military genius and I love military tactics, but honestly I would want to pick his brain as to why he did what he did,” Allen wrote. “I’m also assuming that the people I’ve chosen have to answer all my questions honestly.”

As expected, Allen faced social media backlash for his tweet. Allen took issue with someone saying he was giving Hitler “props.”

“Not props, I probably should have used a different term but I was asked and I was giving my reason as to why I think it would be interesting to have a convo with him. He’s easily one if not the most evil persons to have ever lived but this was a hypothetical question,” Allen wrote in reply to a Twitter user.

When a Jewish football fan called Allen’s tweet “hurtful,” Allen said he wasn’t looking to offend.

“I’m sorry (I) offended you that definitely was not my attention, I was just answering a question,” Allen tweeted.

After those replies, Allen tweeted a public apology for all to see. In his apology, Allen said he didn’t express himself properly and called the initial tweet “dumb.”

Allen, a Washington team captain, played in his first Pro Bowl Sunday.

[H/T John Keim, ESPN]