During a recent Zoom team meeting, we were playing a team bonding game where everyone would share a picture of themselves re-creating a favourite movie scene. Everyone was having a good natured laugh.
When my boss shared a picture of her heavily bearded husband (instead of herself), I joked "is that you with a beard and fake nose? Nice effects make up!" I'm normally quiet and a bit awkward, never offensive, but I don't know what came over me - I just outright insulted my boss's appearance and their husband whom I don't know.
My boss is usually casual and loves a laugh, but I only just joined the team and we're not close. The conversation sort of moved on and no one reacted to my poor attempt at a joke. Needless to say, I am completely mortified and feel like I have offended her in front of the whole team.
I am socially anxious and use humour to deflect my nervousness in social situations. How do I apologise without making it worse? Do I apologise or should I let it be? Any advice appreciated, thank you.