He did reign it in. THE PIN disappeared. He backtracked & tried to explain what he meant. He just can't find a way of explaining & that's because it's really too knotty for politicians right now, nevermind temperamental artists.
Look at poor Alastair Stewart - got sacked for misjudging a halo emoji.
He didn't misjudge anything. A black man pulled out the race card, which they love to do.