Apparently it was a case of premature indignation for “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher on Wednesday (Nov. 9) when he posted an irate tweet in support of Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who was fired earlier in the day after allegations that he’d covered up a sex-abuse scandal.
“How do you fire Jo Pa?” tweeted Kutcher. “#insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.”
Kutcher’s 8.2 million followers were quick to point out that Paterno was fired for his role in covering up the actions of a former assistant coach who has been charged with the sexual abuse of 8 young boys.
“@aplusk F*** you,” replied one tweeter. “He covered up child rape you sick, geriatric f***.”
“Had no idea, thought it was a football thing,” replied Kutcher. He then admitted he didn’t have the “full story” when he’d sent out his tweet and posted several slams from his followers, who labeled his gaffe a “superrrrFAIL” and Kutcher an “idiot.”
After several attempts to apologize, Kutcher eventually pledged to stop tweeting “until I find a way to properly manage this feed.” (this feed = his mouth?)
We’ll be watching.