Rory McGrath has been slammed on Twitter for making a joke after his jail sentence
The comedian failed to impress many of his 4,748 followers after he appeared to make light of his conviction.
"Happy New Year to all my followers! Sorry it's late, had bigger things on my mind; getting rid of the Christmas tree," he wrote on the social networking site.
It wasn't long before commenters reminded the presenter that there was "nothing funny" about his sentence, with Women's Aid being among those who slammed him.
Rory appeared to make light of his conviction on the social networking site
Had bigger things on my mind; getting rid of the Christmas tree.
"Laughing at what you have done or what you have got away with? Thankfully your career is over, you wasn't funny anyway," blasted one follower.
"Also trying to make a half assed joke about your seriously weird behaviour is not really acceptable," another seethed.
However, one fan sent the star his well-wishes, writing: "The brain can do horrible things when it loses touch with the mind. In a sense been there myself. Wish you well going forward.
Rory was given a ten week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to a single charge of harassment when he appeared for trial at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court in Cambridgeshire earlier this week.
Rory pleaded guilty to a single charge of harassment earlier this week
Rory's followers didn't hold back after he shared the controversial tweet
The They Think It's All Over star, 60, harassed his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, between May 2015 and August 2016.
Despite pleading guilty, Rory was supported by his wife Nicola.
Judges heard how the TV star sent the woman electronic messages, approached her in the street and followed her.