Some fans of the Channel 4 show took to social media to voice their upset when the judge made the comment about one contestant’s bake.
When commenting on the sticky creations, Hollywood said they looked like “diabetes on a plate”.
He later took to Instagram to voice his regret, saying he had “meant no harm”.
Tuesday night’s episode was patisserie week and also the show’s semi-final.
Misunderstanding about the causes of diabetes comes from the fact that there are two very different types.
Fans complained about the remark because they believed it showed Hollywood to be “uneducated” about the condition, claiming it reinforced false beliefs that it comes from eating too much sugar.