The curse of Two and a Half Men continues for Ashton Kutcher. First, he was involved in his first sex scandal shortly after taking Charlie Sheen’s old job, now he’s taken a Twitter vow of silence after accidentally defending a man accused of helping cover up rampant child molestation. Whoops.
In case you’re unaware (as Ashton was) Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired this week after it was found that he may have helped conceal the fact that a member of his coaching staff was using a charity organization to help him molest children. Shockingly, Kutcher tweeted last night, “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.”
As it turns out, Ashton is just ignorant and not freaking insane, and he was unaware of the why Paterno had been fired (despite the scandal making headlines for some time now). After being on the receiving end of an epic barrage of insults, Ashton deleted the tweet, apologized, and vowed to shut down his Twitter until he finds a way to “better manage his feed.” Here’s an idea – how about running a quick Google search before you comment on major news stories? Just a thought.