October 25th, 2011
12:38 PM ET
Tweets often find stars and the anonymous alike saying, "let me explain...." and actor Orlando Jones is the latest to offer more exposition about a statement he posted Saturday following the death of Moammar Gadhafi.
"Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:," he wrote.
Jones then responded to a number of Twitter users, including one that asked why the actor "thinks it's funny to call for Sarah Palin to be murdered." Jones replied to the query, "I don't. I think it's funny that you are so upset about my inane tweet."
As the Hollywood Reporter notes, conservative bloggers began to pick up on Jones' remark on Monday, and the actor replied to a Twitter user, "If my tweets are so upsetting to you please do not read them."
But by Tuesday, Jones had a little more to say. In response to a tweet that remarked the joke would be funny if quoted in its entire context, the actor disagreed, writing, "[N]ever thought it was that funny. I thought of it as more of a comment on those who call themselves liberal being ineffective."
He continued, "Obama gets more death threats than any Pres in US history...sorry too real. Hey, Orlando Jones tweeted something inane about Palin! Get him!...My tweet was farcical not funny or a call to action. 100 bucks 2 the 1st person who can count the # of Palin jokes about killing Democrats."
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