How the Penn State Scandal Helped Ashton Kutcher Learn Basic Internet SkillsAP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Last night Kutcher sent the following tweet, which has been deleted, after learning that Paterno was out at Penn State: “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.”
‘Had no idea, thought it was a football thing': The @aplusk Story
As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error. Won’t happen again.
As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case.
U r right, I need 2b more responsible 4 my voice “@kaykaymour: maybe you should use your brain & get the facts b4 u tweet like an idiot.”
“honestly just had half facts man my bad “@PaulJC1969: @aplusk = IDIOT!””
“there is truth in that, I make mistakes “@timothyfurey: @aplusk you’re an idiot””
I’ll own that “@Dustin_Scott: Bad attempt at trying to save it.. You’re still an asshole RT Had no idea, thought it was a football thing.”
true f me “@NikkiLynette: #FuckYouAshtonKutcher for Tweeting your opinion to 8 million people before u had your facts straight.”
honestly it’s me “@RightGirl: Who is more ignorant? @Aplusk, or the over EIGHT MILLION idiots who follow him?”
I am “@timothyfurey: @aplusk you’re an idiot”
I am“@PaulJC1969: @aplusk = IDIOT!”
agreed “@tommiesunshine: @aplusk with 8 million followers, you MAY want to reserve your opinions until you know the whole story.”
true that“@lauriegood1: Today’s lesson? @aplusk Think (get facts) before you tweet! #yikes”
working “@LnWeitzel: @aplusk where have you been the last three days!?”
This is an insane story, I just heard paterno was fired, getting the rest of the story now… Wow.
ignorant indeed “@tedgruber: Ignorant RT @aplusk: “Had no idea, thought it was a football thing.””
Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet! Didn’t have full story. #admitwhenYoumakemistakes
It should be noted that Kutcher wasn’t the only person weighing in on Paterno’s exit in 140 characters or less. We also noticed tweets from:
- Humblebrag favorite @TotesMcGotes
- Daniel Tosh
- Tucker Max
- And, for our nerd readers, here’s one from Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile
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