Ashton Kutcher loves him some Twitter. But you know what he loves even more? Cheating on Demi Moore. Himself. The Two and a Half Men star took to his Twitter yesterday to express his outrage over the firing of Penn State's Joe Paterno. He wrote: "How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste."
His followers immediately fired off a barrage of insults to the actor for defending the 84-year-old coach. Kutcher tried to rescind his statement, tweeting, "Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet! Didn't have full story," and, "As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case."
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Whatever, Ashton. If you're such an advocate against child sexual exploitation, how could you not have known about what's going on with Paterno and Sandusky?
Even if you're not an "advocate," how could you not have known? Self-involved much?
Jerry Sandusky's alleged sex abuse of troubled, young boys, and Joe Paterno's possible "covering" of it, have arguably been the biggest two stories in the United States this week. How does one, even if they're a busy Hollywood actor, manage to go through the day totally unaware of this? I honestly don't understand how it's even possible to not know what's going on at least somewhat at this point -- particularly if you're a big college football fan. Or if you're an "advocate against child sexual exploitation." Or if you're on Twitter non-stop. Come to think of it, Ashton should have been all over this story.
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But, alas, here's the thing about celebrities and things that are "going on in the world": They just don't go together. Save for a few, well-rounded men and women, famous people are really only interested in one thing -- and that would be themselves. When they're forced to answer a question during an interview about something outside of this realm -- or when they jump on Twitter and start spewing nonsense -- only one thing happens: They wind up looking like idiots.
Ashton just demonstrated this beautifully.
Do you think Ashton should "think before he Tweets"? Do you think celebs should just stop talking about news?
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