Ricky Gervais can only hope that no one starts poking into his decades-old home videos.
"If the Queen does another Nazi Salute let me know about it. Until then...she was 7 and it didn't even have it's eventual context. Not news," the British star tweeted Saturday after The Sun published a so-called "secret" video of Queen Elizabeth II raising her arm in a Nazi salute.
Make that, QE2 making that gesture 82 years ago, when she was a roughly 7-year-old princess.
"Now I'm terrified someone is going to dig up a photo of me praying when I was 7," Gervais continued, serving as a voice of reason amidst the fuhrer, er, furor.
"Never mind the queen, I actually looked like a tiny Hitler when I was 7," the Emmy winner added, sharing a childhood photo of himself that we will now never forget. "Never mind the Nazi Party, just wait till they find out the Royal Family was once connected with the British Empire...
"I wish all those headlines 'Ricky Gervais defends The Queen' more accurately read 'Ricky Gervais defends the actions of a 7 year old child,'" he concluded.
And while we were giggling at this, Twitter started having a laugh over The Sun's so-called scoop, and a shocking array of people making the Nazi salute went viral.
It turns out there are very few innocents left in this world...
The Sun defended its decision to publish the old royal family footage, not doing their perceived historical gravity of the situation any favors with the headline, "Their royal heilnesses," but the palace came down hard on the News Corp.-owned tabloid.
"It is disappointing that film, shot eight decades ago and apparently from Her Majesty's personal family archive, has been obtained and exploited in this manner," a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told NBC News.
Meanwhile, the U.K.'s Telegraph reports that the Palace is investigating the leak of the footage and is considering legal action.