Prolific Twitter user Ashton Kutcher is taking a break from the social media site after he posted a response to the firing of Penn State's coach Joe Paterno without knowing the full story.
According to People magazine, the 33-year-old "Two and a Half Men" actor tweeted on Wednesday night, "How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste."
Both Paterno and the president of Penn State have been let go in the wake of an alleged child sex abuse scandal.
Allegations of child rape have been brought against the school's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, and critics have called for Paterno to resign because he reported the allegations to superiors, but not police. On Wednesday, the school's board of trustees ousted Paterno, saying that it was "necessary to make changes" because of "the difficulties that have engulfed our university."
As the news of Paterno's dismissal was unfolding on Wednesday evening, Kutcher followed up on his initial critical tweet.
"Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet!" he reportedly wrote to his 8.2 million followers. "Didn't have full story." The initial tweet and Kutcher's admission of tweeting prior to knowing all of the details surrounding the Paterno firing have since been deleted from his account.
Instead, Kutcher has announced that he's taking a Twitter sabbatical. "As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case," he wrote early Thursday. "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."
Update, 1:50 p.m. ET: In a statement on Posterous, Kutcher explains that while he will still express himself via his Twitter account, it will be managed by his team at Katalyst Media "to ensure the quality of [its] content."
Kutcher recalls that he first heard of the story after returning from work, and made an assumption that Paterno was fired because of his performance as a coach.
"With that assumption (how dare I assume) I posted a tweet defending his career," the actor says in the statement. "I then [went] about my evening...and about an hour later turned on ESPN where I got the full story. I quickly went back on my twitter account and found a hailstorm of responses calling me an 'idiot' and several other expletives."
At that point, Kutcher "retracted and deleted" the tweet, but says "that didn't seem enough to satisfy people's outrage at my misinformed post. I truly am sorry if I offended anyone and more over am going to take action to ensure that it doesn't happen again."
He adds that he doesn't take his 8 million plus followers for granted, and since "Twitter has grown into a mass publishing platform, where one's tweets quickly become news that is broadcasted around the world and misinformation becomes volatile fodder for critics," he feels "responsible for delivering an informed opinion, and not spreading gossip or rumors through my Twitter feed."
With the help of his management team, Kutcher believes this is "a mistake that I don't think will happen again."
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Why should he apologize??? Joe shouldn't have been fired. Mike should have been!
This is what happens when a generation of young people prefer getting their "news" from social networking websites and TMZ-like gossip shows rather than actually reading or watching a news program that lasts more than two minutes. Had he seen any of the countless news stories leading up to the firing, he would've known what was going on.
Hired reps to "handle" his tweets. Do they read for him and report what is going on? Also, what is the h – – – is that bag/sack he wears on his head (hide greasy hair)? Seems like I saw Pitt with one a while back.
If someone takes an IQ test 3 times, you average the scores, you don't add them up!
When did this idiot get the idea that his opinion was important? He's only an actor, and a clueless one at that. It's time Americans stopped hanging onto every word (or tweet) these mimics of Life broadcast. Their jobs don't make them wise or clever.
Give us blondes (especially the natural ones) a little more credit! geesh
At least he was willing to admit he posted without knowing the whole story. Wish all the losers that just want to tear down JoePa and Penn State would wait until the knew the whole story before they start tearing down a man that spent most of his life not only as a coach, but as someone that tried to make sure his players also got an education.
Everybody loves to tear down a hero at the slightest opportunity.
People make mistakes.. big deal.. at least he recanted it and made a proper statement. People are wayyyyy too critical about what people say these days.
If you need management to help you stop saying stupid things, maybe you should stop talking.
#insult #noclass – I don't Tweet, so I don't know what it means – what are the # keys for? Why do you have to label something an insult? Can't Twitter followers figure out what's an insult and what isn't?
Nobody really cares what you think about JoePa. By the way, don't you have enough of your OWN MESS in your OWN MARRIAGE? Mind your own bees wax.
You know what, Ashton? Shut your trap. And by the way, your new gig isn't gonna last - totally stupid. BRING BACK CHARLIE HARPER!
Maybe he should learn to control is little tweeter too.
Good one - LMAO ! !
Do these celebrities have their heads so far up their own butts that they can't turn on the news once in a while???
Wow... He's going to have people monitor and look over his tweets prior to posting? I just saw a mom bragging about her daughter being the new "texting champion", and made the mistake of reading this article right after seeing that on the news; but now there is no denying that this world is going to hell.
What a wimp...Dude, if you say it, own it.
Okay...how old is he? I hear now he is going to use a service to "make sure his quality is acceptable" which will scan his tweets before they go out to make sure they are what? Not Ashton's words but a rewrite?
Idiot Role Model – My dog loves watching him. I say "good for you dog".
Ooh common!! why is people make big deal when some celeberty says something stupid like that. they are humanbin and they make mistakes. Leave him alone
That is pathetic if you need a "team" to "manage" a twitter account.
Really, Kutcher, no-one gives a flying crap what you think. You are a two-faced hypocrite. You also stink as an actor.
I never cared for Ashton's as an actor. I don't think he is funny whatsoever. I don't understand why they picked him to replace Charlie on 2 1/2 Men. He ruined the show.
His apology tells us nothing..his initial 'tweet' tells us everything...Ashton meet the real world...Real world..meet Ashton...I think you two need to get to know each other...sheesh
This D-bag has entirely too much free time on his hands. 3 and a Half Men is the same engine , new paint job, a one-trick pony that is as tired as that beret Kutcher seems so fond of wearing. The way he publicly humiliated his wife and his (and her) obsession with the "tweet," speak volumes of exactly how shallow this guy is. Spare me.
Maybe it's time to stop spewing forth our immediate reactions to everything before we get all of the facts straight. Instant messaging, facebook, and all the other ways we find to contact each other every second of the day are fine compliments to our daily lives and communication, but this just highlights our need to think carefully before we respond to anything and everything. Think First!
And what's that on his head? Does this "man" ever shave??
Any signs of intelligence in him disappeared when Demi cut him off from breast feeding. I think it is just wrong to be married to someone who could be your mother. Look at Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise...hell if he was any older we could say he is her grandfather.
The difference being, of course, is that Tom is gay and Ashton is not (supposedly).
Anybody who would wear that git-up has to be stupid.
Are you people just illiterate too? SANDUSKY WAS NOT UNDER COACH PATERNO WHEN THIS HAPPENED. HE WAS RETIRED FROM COACHING. THESE EVENTS DID NOT, LET ME REPEAT, DID NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT HAPPEN WHILE JOE WAS HIS BOSSS. He only had keys to buildings on campus as part of his retirement package and having emeritus status. These boys were NOT associated with Penn State. They were special needs students from a local school district in a program called THE SECOND MILE that Sandusky had made. If Sandusky hadn't brought the kids on campus to do the acts, NONE of this would have had anything to do with Penn State other than Sandusky being a retired coach from there. Furthermore you stupid idiots, Joe was only notified ONCE by the idiot McQueary who was 28 years old and should have gone to the police AND stopped what was going on to begin with. And YET MCQUEARY IS STILL COACHING SATURDAY. Frankly, I hope someone shoots him! Why is THE PERVERTED CREEP SANDUSKY NOT GETTING BLAMED BUT JOE IS? So many people with opinions on things that they don't even have FACTS ON!!!! For God's sake read the indictment people before running your mouths!!!!!! HOLY HELL!!!!!!!!! Some people are just plain IGNORANT.
While I appreciate your attempt to straighten out the facts, do you really feel it is appropriate to suggest McQueary be shot on Saturday – is that being responsible? I think not! That is also a vile remark worthy of being reported as abuse.
...."Joe was only notified ONCE".....isn't ONCE enough?!?!?!?!?!?!
Remember your statement, if someday you hear that a person with knowledge of the rape of your loved one did not call the law authorities.
The dumbest thing he did was recant his original post. Joe did exactly what he was supposed to do. The real people to blame are the administration and the grad student. Joe didn't witness anything, but only received a second hand report. It was the grad student, as the witness, who bore the responsibility to inform the police, not Joe. All he could/should have done is report it and encourage the witness to make a statement to the police. Period. Asking anything else of Joe is just plain stupid. Police don't go off second hand information, so why on Earth should Joe be responsible?
Matt, thank you.
In many "real" ways, Joe Paterno IS Penn State. He should have followed up and instantaneously taken the key away from Sandusky when he heard the report. No one followed up. No one was interested enough to see that the facts were found. Everyone who was aware this was happening shirked their responsibility and should be culpable. An invaluable lesson can be learned from this situation. It's a shame Paterno had to go out this way, but it was a fair firing. More firings need to be in the offing. No one did what was necessary in this situation. It's appalling.
As long as people like this imbecile are the focus of media attention, this is what we'll continue to get.....
Dude, where's your brain?
What's up with "anorexic" Demi..she used to be super hot, now she looks like death warmed over
Did you expect anything more from Ashton Kutcher? Amazing that he has a career only because idiots watch his mindless shows.
Maybe his management team should also advise him on what NOT to wear on his head.
I guess when you pass the buck after you hear one of your former coaches is butt f*&^%$# a child in your facility, some people get upset.
Its so weird that a simple mistake that can be made by any of us 'common folks' turns into news all over the net. So what...
lmfao!u all are so funny.pls u all should let kutcher be.he made a mistake n he apologised for it.let's get serious,we are human n we make mistakes
I am soooooo sick of people saying michael jackson abused those kids if u guys had all your facts straight u'd know how the parents set that up. Did u know his assistant slept on the floor with michael while the kids stayed in the bed? No u didnt because the media chose to give the lies to people instead. Did u see the video of the boy and his mom talking about what a great person michael was (is at the time)? Did u hear how the boys mom plotted to extort money from all these people before michael? Its some of u ignorant SOBs that can choose lies over facts and make a person's life miserable lets hope u are never put into a situation where u know u didnt do something but everyone else believes u did
enjoy that kool aid Latoya
Really Ashton? You need a PR firm to "tweet" for you? You really have way too much money. As for JoePa, in his own words, "no one person is greater than the organization". You morally should have done more Joe, a lot more, like stand up and protect a child in need. That goes for each and every one who knew at Penn State. They should all be fired.
You are lucky to have the D-List career you have, from your crappy 70's show to your marriage of Mother Time to your current job as a maxi pad (to stop the bleeding of a show that should have been cancelled a long time ago). Keep your inappropriate comments to yourself, go save your wedlock with your crypt keeper wife, stop boring the general public with your terrible acting, and get a clue on how to respond to an obviously horrible situation. Stop by my town sometime and I will be happy to knock some common sense into you.
can you tweet that you're a dooochebag?
Hey Ashton. Not "Winning" bud.
We have grown accustomed to celebrities putting their mouth in gear before the brain is engaged. You met our expectations.
I have a way he could manage his feed. Try googling an issue before you start spouting off about it. you're an actor, on a sitcom. The only people who have more free time are retired.
Hmm... maybe people, celebrities included, SHOULDN'T tweet the first thing that pops into their heads! What a concept.
So is he channeling Charlie Sheen or is he just plain stupid....you can't make this stuff up....
What you need to apologize for is that butt ugly hat on your head in the picture. What look were you going for???
I'm sure all of you harsh critics, if you had good looks, money, and fame, would suddenly become perfect and live mistake free lives as you assume Kutcher should be capable of. Grow up. Celebrities are still human.
Yeah, he's famous and has tons of free time. If i had 8 million people following me on twitter I might try a little google search before I started spouting off about what a huge injustice something i knew nothing about was. Or maybe he was too busy since it's such a busy life working 6 hour days with a personal assistant on a tv set for 30 weeks a year.
Oh there you go. He could have just asked his personal assistant too!
I don't know a lot about Ashton Kutcher, but he said he he said he responded before knowing the facts behind Joe Paterno's firing. I see that a lot of people are fond on Joe Paterno and proud of his record at Penn State, and they are angry over his firing. In this particular situation, a lot of people are reacting emotionally – not rationally. I also think that the fact that we live in an "instant" age has bread a culture of "Shoot. Aim. Ready." – we tend to react immediately, before the facts are checked and verified. Sometimes it is not a good thing.
Dude where's my brain?
I'm not sure why this is even a story. A guy opens is mouth (or his keyboard) before using his brain. That's hardly news! Is he an idiot?? Maybe. Is he supporting child molestation or rape? Hardly. What should we all do about it? Get lives, move on, and post comments on stories that matter!
Can't fix stupid!
Who cares??? This country is becoming a bunch of wussies.
What's worse? His defending Paterno without knowing about the molestation case, and then recanting when learning of it? Or those who know of it and are still defending him? Get your focus back on the real villians people – every single person who through action/inaction put children in harm's way.
He really expects us to believe he thought it was because of football? Has he not seen any news in the last week? He's a big a fool as C. Sheen. That show is doomed
This guy might be the biggest Dbag of all time.
The front page of my local newspaper was about Paterno. Seriously? Is this more important than all the wars, the bad economy, or something that's relevant to our daily lives?
Welcome to America, where you are free to have your own opinion as long as you aren't a celebrity or public figure.
Ashton; that stupid beard of yours does not make you wiser, you Dodo. As most of you in your profession, shoot your mouth off and then attempt to determine what the real issue is. Grow up.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt."
Dumb comment or not, whats the point of freedom of speech if you have to apologize for every little comment that offends somebody? Stand by your word!!! No matter what comments I made or who said I have to, I wouldn't apologize unless what I said was extremely offensive, which wouldn't happen anyway.
He's a liberal. That in itself shows that he has no brains.
Kutcher is a kid not a grown up. Not getting my rating on "Two and half men" because I refuse to watch his immature role as an actor.
What a F*****G idiot!...................Duh, how's your OLD lady, STUD
he can't even send a message w/o it being vetted? is he an idiot or a p*ssy or both?
He's a Hawkeye...of course he's an idiot.
I.O.W.A. – Idiots Out Wandering Around
This guys is a no talent loser, and I guess the same can be said of 8 million people that actually follow his tweets.
Aaah, he's not worth a comment..............
WHO CARES WHAT ASHTON TWEETS.
Paterno has been charged with nothing. Paterno has been looked up to by all other coaches as the model college coach. Donated a million to the university library. With all this negativity, you'd think he was the molester. Joe went to his boss and the guy overseeing the university police. Joe did what he was suppposed to. Stop apologizing to the media Kutcher. You can have an opinion. ESPN is a terrible news source, they spin it to make the most money.
Seriously people? A person's hair color has no effect on how smart they are. As a blonde myself, I have met some very dumb red heads, brunettes, black haired women...Snookie has black hair and has to be the dumbest individual on this planet. So lets can it on the blonde jokes k? As for Kirk's comment on Iowa hawkeyes being a bunch of self righteous drunk idiots who like to make believe they are actually relevant, Great comment. Live in Iowa myself, Iowa State fan, I couldn't have said it better myself. That is how Hawkeye Fans are exactly.
Wow, any hypocrisy in that statement? On one hand, you're upset by people who toss around insults based on hair color and on the other, you're willing to insult people based on the college team they support. I've met Iowa State fans cut from the same drunken, deluded cloth but I wouldn't characterize them all that way. People are people, some good, some bad, some stupid, some intelligent. Remember that sentiment from the first part of your statement? Didn't think so.
lol..what's with that hat?...lol
I am constantly amazed that this buffoon actually knows how to use a mobile device....
Kutcher is not an idiot for supporting Paterno. He is an idiot for tweeting every thought in his head to the whole world. It is childish, as evidenced by this incident. When young children say things without a filter we call it cute. They are young and innocent. When a supposed adult acts like that, it is immature and childish. An adult measures his or her words.
Bravo. Well said.
I'm so tired of people who claim that "they would have called the police" take such a moral high ground against anyone who even remotely tries to support Paterno. People make mistakes, as did Kutcher. Doesn't mean they're suppose to be burned at the stake. Both have admitted as such so it's time for the rest of us to move on – unless of course you need psychiatric help to to that.
Kutcher sucks! Hopefully, they will kill his character too on 2 1/2 Mem! I think they should keep killing people in that house until they get the right replacement
I really don't think it's him, I think it's his brother doing the acting.
Wow, he needs a media company to run a twitter feed. I don't think you can define "out of touch with reality" better than that
How could he think Paterno was fired for anything else? It was front page news for two days!
So he has 8.2 million twitter followers? 8.2 million people stoopider than him? This can't be good.
Probably was not the smartest thing to tweet a response to a controversial issue without knowing the whole story, but to be canned and managed for expressing an opinion that many people who do know the facts still hold anyway is plain stupid. He is just an actor, not a figure of authority for anybody, except maybe his female teenage fans.
I'm so sick of all these people saying what they mean and then apologizing.... Good God. If you mean it, stand up for yourself. I'm sick to death of "politically correct"... It's mamby pamby and nauseating... Call it the way you see it and stick to your guns. If the recipient can't take the heat, and put on some big boy boxers, then get out of the kitchen! GROW UP.
Actually, the more I learn about Kutcher, the better I like him. Contrary to what other posters have said, he is extremely intelligent. You can not judge the character of an actor by the characters he portrays. Not one of us is infallible, famous or otherwise. At least Kutcher had the moral character to admit he made a mistake and take the necessary precautions to prevent the same in the future.
And again, who is the a–hole
I can't believe this fool has 8.2 million fools, I mean followers....
What a wimp. Apologize for what? Paterno did exactly as he was supposed to and did nothing wrong. Amazed at how many people are so ignorant. Read the story before you make your idiotic comments you fuking morons.
Right on Matt!!!, unfortunately there are too many do-gooders doing exactly the opposite with their legal ignorance....exactly why nothing is being charged against Paterno....what else should expect from the reality TV vidoe game nation we've become......
I knew he was ridiculously ugly, but supid too? Wow.
What he needs to do is apologize for allowing his brother to act for him in Two and a Half Men.
"...not spreading gossip or rumors through my Twitter feed..."
What would be the other reasons to use Twitter? That's about all it's good for.
You've got a problem with keeping your mouth shut, Kutcher. Come around me and I'll SHUT you up.
SW...bad typist but sure my education level is higher than yours......glad to annoy you and your troll friend Les
He truly defines brainless Hollywood trash .
Wow. Even more shameless than Kutcher speaking out without knowing the whole story is the students of Penn State who know the whole story and still chose to go out and riot over the coach's firing. Un-%uckin*-believable. What have we become when we'd rather protect a coach's job than a childs innocence and safety?
What Ashton tweeted is thoughtless and without knowledge of the situation apparently. I just an interivew with alumni and Steeler great Franco Harris. He actually defended Joe Paterno!
wow. i can not believe how many hypocrites there are commenting on this. so he made comments without knowing the whole story. as if no one on here has ever done that. at least he apoligized & recanted his statements, etc. get a life people. should paterno went to police? yes but what about the people he reported it to? what did they do?
The point is that he made a comment to millions and millions of people before he knew what he was talking about. As a celebrity, teen idol, public figure, he should have shown more discretion and filtered his initial reaction before blurting it out on twitter.
unfortunately the dumb and shallow don't know what they don't know. twitter in the wrong hands has the power to let you put your foot in your mouth in front of millions in seconds. personally, i don't think they should allow celebrities and athletes to speak at all in public. that's what your PR rep is for. 8 million followers?! i would think twice before tweeting anything...but he's famous, goodlooking, and rich so in America that'll solve 90% of your problems.
Ashton needs to acquaint himself with a newspaper and 24 hour cable news. It could broaden his horizons and maybe allow him to avoid looking like a fool.
Ashton – tend to your own house...It's pitiful that you actually have Twitter followers.......jezuz Twitter is for Twits......stupid!
8+mm followers? Whoa. What could this intellectual light weight possibly be saying that's worth listening to?
lmao @ Observer. Yeah, you got us liberals all figured out. We're all about death and destruction for children, old people, and occasionally puppies. Oh wait! I thought you said republicans, not liberals. Well,both answers would be wrong, but thanks for the free hate spewing this morning. It's always charming before noon.
Don't blame Kutcher it could be the part he plays on the show. Look at winning. It affects the brain they sit on. Nuff said :-)
I'd suggest after they wrap up this season, maybe he should take a sabbatical from life and reexamine his whole existence. Maybe that would help. It'd probably help the rest of us who have to see his face and hollywood ego plastered everywhere. In these tough economic times I'm having a hard time feeling bad for these overpaid brats.
Lol @ observer.
blondie u are an idiot . 146 times a week u r desirable because the first thing u do every morning is going home !!!!
Kutcher is both a fool and a liberal stooge. What else can we expect from the far left party of hate, but apathy over child rape. The only thing the left wants to do with kids is kill them in the womb.
xcuse me but all of you who are trashing us who live in Iowa... shut up you dumb city slickers ! yes I am from Bettendorf ,IA
I could barely stand to read the idiotic postings of people on facebook until a few months ago when i deleted the whole thing. Someone else will have to sell my personal information to the highest bidder. As for Twitter,that site is even more ridiculous and it's fitting that Kutcher is the posterchild for it. While he's not the worst actor and sometimes his characters are enjoyable, but every time I hear something about his personal life he just sounds like a spoiled tool for corporate america.
He apologized? The only thing LESS important was the fact that he may have "tweeted" in the first place. Even so, he won't be TRULY redeemed until he goes to rehab for his transgressions. Which Malibu clinic treats terminal *ssh*les?
What do you do when you're too lazy to wash your hair?
Put a sock on your head!
Boycott 2 1/2 Men.
Paterno wasn't responsible. He reported it to his superiors. He shouldn't have been required to handle this himself or report "allegations" to the police. That's the board's job. Paterno is nothing more than a coach. Give him back his job and his dignity.
I'm just a tool in the hands of an idiot.
And some people will take this i diots advice on who to vote for. Insane.
I guess when you've spent as much time on "casting couches" as he has, child rape must seem inconsequential in comparison to a football game.
I'm here, Dave.
Kutcher is a loser. Always acting before knowing the facts. He is still a little kid at heart and his brain is in the same place.
Ashton, thanks for the apology! I know its hard having to keep up with the rat race of everything that you do and the people you have to acknowledge. We're all trying to get through life as best we know how. Thanks for making a big difference!
Its a mistake...jesus people! As if everyone stays on top of every little issue in the news!
Hes a grown man using twitter, nuff said.
LOL. Well put!
Ashton, let me introduce you to Kim Kardasian. Now go off into your own little world and let the grown ups talk!
I guess you misjudged the wind direction, Ashton!
Why apologize? Who cares what anyone says regarding anything. Apparently we dont have that right anymore.....
Sounds like Kutchner would cover for a pedifile if he was a good coach.
Why does anyone listen to insulated, isolated Hollywood morons?
These people earn a living by speaking words someone else wrote. They know nothing a friend of theirs didn't tell them.
Ashton is a BIG DUMMY...maybe they should do to him what the 10 year old had done to him in the shower? Oops, that's what this DUMMY did to some old man (Demi) to get famous. Sorry.
Cripes. He acts like the tweet wrote itself.
"didn't have full story". It's ok, NO ONE has the full story yet. Firing Joe without it makes your first tweet perfectly fine in my book.
"Two and A Half Men?" Well, I guess he's the Half!
Ashton will replace Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump II Stupid is as Stupid Does.
And I thought the kid was the half a man?
Everyone makes mistakes. Ashton made a mistake and apologized which is more than I can say for most people who make mistakes.
He's an actor and knows more than the rest of us.
Just accept what they say.
I hated "Punked" which was so cruel and he thought was so funny. I loved 21/2 men, but he can't carry it and John Cryer is trying hard to make it funny. Sad to see to a really good show. This guy had a lot of lucky breaks, but his marriage to Demi is what opened the door for him. He's not a great actor. He's so anxious to tweet and be funny. After the divorce is final and the show is canceled...we'll see what he can really do.
Now he just needs to apologize for his existence.
Kucher is a boob. An out of control idiot who has turned a great TV show into a travesty. His dumb act is no act! His twittering is lame and unnecessary. He has too much money, too few brains and too much time (and a blackberry) on his hands! OUT with the fool.
Kutcher is a putz.
kutcher got emotional and made a hasty decision. he thought he was defending someone who had no reason to be "attacked." in his mind, kutcher was doing the right thing. it is possible to lose track of the news... it does happen so fast. when he realized his gaff, he recanted and apologized. forgive him! you'd want people to forgive you, right?
This is not news. He's human. He made a mistake and owned up to it. Settle down.
146 IQ huh? Maybe thats what caused the Brunettes to get made!!!!
This kid needs to go back to his mother.
You mean, crawl back into the womb ?
Thats why he is with Demi.
I'm not a fan, but he made a mistake by making a statement without knowing the full story, and he owned up to it and apologized and admittied he was being stupid.
If you haters really want to direct your angry comments at someone, it should be the hundreds of pro-rape students at Penn State who took to the streets to protest the firings.
THIS MORON HAS PUNKED HIMSELF!
THIS GUY IS AN IDIOT!! I'M GOING TO #OCCUPY TWO AND A HALF MEN.
Sighhh...and yet so many idolize this guy.
Charlie sheen re-incarnate
This guy couldn't find his rump with a GPS.
my god, another actor shows himself to be a moron! i have never seen anything like this, especially a rocket scientist like him
cud their be a bigger dusche then ashton kutcher?
Anyone who analyzes what and actor or actress tweet is a total tard.
What a clown, that's why his show is tanking.
As for the Michael Jackson comments, he is "idolized" now, years after he was cleared, but he was accused, he suffered worse than paterno. Paterno had to be fired. he is the ceo. All he to do was alert others and/or investigate to find out the truth. He did neither, so he was fired, as was the president, because he is the president. with leadership positions, there is accountability. I am surpised that the students (future leaders) don't understand this.
yes, getting "cleared" always includes paying $25M to the "victims" parents/families.........wake up stupid
You know our media and people have sunken to an all time low when tweets can generate a news article especially one as least important as this. Who the f cares what some actor tweets? You all are pathetic, yes and I only clicked on the link to make fun of all you dolts.
Disagree. Guilty until proven guilty. I don't think Paterno should have been fired like that. All of the facts aren't out yet. But we know that an old old man informed his boss and the HEAD of the PSU police DEPT!!!! What did you want this old man to do ?
Are you freekin kidding me? What else needs to be known? He dropped the ball. His age has NOTHING to do with anything! Poor old man my @#$$%% ass!
He also "mislead" a Grand Jury. He'll be lucky if no charges are filed.
Please, please, I beg of you, lay off Ashton. I really need this gig. I almost lost the Lambo last year. No "Winning" for me.
What a waste of space. This talentless bozo is the male equivalent of "celebrities" such as Paris Hilton and the Kardashians. Completely and utterly useless.
Who cares' about what this guy has to say about anything? Let alone a horrific situation like this, just another person like the coaches at Penn State who are out of touch with what is going on outside their little bubble of life.
What's the hat for, Kutcher? Is your feeble brain cold?
Jerk of the first order
At least we know now that the lack of maturity and simple common sense missing from Kutcher is not just an act. He should feel more than aweful and put away the drugs he is on too for more than a while along with his Twitter garbage . My God man, what a bone-head.
A white male defending a white male. This is why Sandusky got away with it for so long. Look the other way and play footballl.
what a piece of junk this guy is. Never understood what Demi saw but.....
She saw a young, hunky boy-toy with which to validate her aging, insecure self. Did she really think he would stay with her forever? Bruce Willis is having the last laugh while thinking "Told you so, you shallow, callous b!tch!"
He got big weeny
she got wampum
end of story.
Who's Ashton Kutcher? Toolbag. Keep giving these celebrity idiots a forum to vent their ignorance; maybe people will stop listeneing. His comments are as important as the turds I dropped in the toilet this morning.
He looks ridiculous in his knit skull-cap with his suit. Does he think he's starting a new look for everyone? And I am so sick of his "Geico-caveman" look. Dude, needs to find his car, then maybe think about getting an intelligent opinion on this topic.
Got your butt handed to ya huh son? That oughta be a good lesson in when to keep your trap shut when you don't know what your talking about. At least that way people guess whether or not your an idiot rather than spouting off and letting know.
In response to the quote "because he reported the allegations to superiors, but not police". PATERNO WENT TO GARY SCHULTZ, OVERSEER OF UNIVERSITY POLICE. Get your facts straight before writing a sub-par article Marquee.
BTW- if you are making speculations and allegations without knowing all the facts, you are JUST as ignorant as the media is.
Like many of the "Hollywood Elite" this clown is living in his own dream world. Why do we even listen to these folks? Take away their stage....and they are empty shells. Embarrassing. Go away. Go far away, please. For the sake of decent hard working folks like me. You are a disgrace.
How much more proof do the sheeple that gasp and clutch to every nugget of golden dew that falls from these "celebrity's" lips that these people are just as dumb as the rest of us and their only real contribution to society is to be mildly photogenic? I can't wait until the day that CGI really does totally replace the need for the acting profession. It's coming, soon.
Ashton – you're a freaking idiot! Grow up! Take off those goofy hats and grow a pair!!
You think he is actually reading these comments ?
Well said, Micahel Fox. Kutcher is is a grown up punk living with his beautiful mama.
He doesn't have to be smart, he just has to be pretty.
Ashton K, what an idiot! He shots off a tweet when he doesn't know the whole story. Hey, Ashton, no one really cares what you think, you're an actor that reads lines someone else wrote.
He may be the prettiest bulb in the chandelier, but he is in no way the brightest
I guess he finally read the indictment. I don't read his or anyone's tweets but I hardly think opening your pie hole while being misinformed is that big of a sin to require you to reexamine the whole process. Especially for celebrities who usually speak to matters they don't research all the time. Just stop tweeting all together – I for one could care less what you or anyone else is tweeting about.
He is such a jerk...why would you make a statement without a review of all the facts.
He really needs to grow up.....take off that head gear and look like a man
what a colossal fool. I hope he sees all these comments.
Let he/she who has never said or wrote something they regretted afterward case the first stone.
(no stones would be cast if such direction were followed)
"cast" (typo, oops)
Ok, so that means you do something wrong there should be no consequences?? Even Paterno himself felt he could have done more. He's not facing criminal charges, he should be grateful for that. I won't be surprised if he gets sued.
At least Penn State took the high road on this outrage.
Okay, I am a loser and a troll. You caught me.
Ah no, Tom, not that easy. All we're saying is know the facts before you give Paterno a break.
And show empathy for the poor kids who went through this. Just put yourself in their shoes.
The Catholic Church, my church, is paying a huge price for this crap..................it has to be stopped.
did not write this, good hack computer geek.....
Did not say it was OK, but did say the punishment he's getting is is misdirected.........why didn't the person who saw it call the police?
Lydia, maybe you should know the facts........I am Catholic and had one of those priests at ourt parish....they deserve what they get...point is, the committed the heinous actions, punish them. As a little boy. it happened to me....I grew up and found my perps and sent each to an ER........I took care of it without the media
Okay, I did write that. I am off my meds and it is hard for me to get a logical train of thought. My apologies to all for being such a pain. It's hard having no friends, being a closet gay and having urges to do bad things. I am sick. I need help.
Tom, Paterno was wrong in not following up! Imagine your the ten year old who was raped! If I was the boy's mother I'd want every single person who knew about it and said nothing punished! What the hell kind of world are we living in?
Joe Paterno is the head of the Penn State football program and this happened under his watch. This was not a one-time recent incident but a case of a pedophile that used his position in Paterno's program to abuse young boys over the course of several years. The university overlooked it because the football program is successful. And that's what makes it worse. Paterno deserved to be fired even if he didn't know of the allegations because when you're the man in charge you need to know what's going on.
Are you just illiterate too? SANDUSKY WAS NOT UNDER COACH PATERNO WHEN THIS HAPPENED. HE WAS RETIRED FROM COACHING. THESE EVENTS DID NOT, LET ME REPEAT, DID NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT HAPPEN WHILE JOE WAS HIS BOSSS. Furthermore you stupid idiot, Joe was only notified ONCE by the idiot McQueary who was 28 years old and should have gone to the police AND stopped what was going on to begin with. And YET MCQUEARY IS STILL COACHING SATURDAY. Frankly, I hope someone shoots him! Why is THE PERVERTED CREEP SANDUSKY NOT GETTING BLAMED BUT JOE IS? So many people with opinions on things that they don't even have FACTS ON!!!! For God's sake read the indictment people before running your mouths!!!!!! HOLY HELL!!!!!!!!!
Maybe Joe is guilty of poor judgement, and failing to do as much as he could have done. But the witch hunt for his head is incredibly unbalanced. McQueary is far more guilty of what you people are laying on Joe, and he is still coaching. Sandusky is the true villain here, and yet I have seen more articles about Joe's failure then anything about Sandusky. The misinformation runs rampant too. There hasn't even been a trial yet, and already everyone thinks they know every fact there is. If Joe purposely silenced this to save his friend, he deserves prison. But until that is proven I can't stand listening to a single one of you morons.
Thats why these celebrities need to keep the're mouth shut thinking they can influence People because they are celebrities its annoying
Is he that dumb to comment in support of Joe paterno without knowing exactly why Paterno was fired in the first place? Then again, these Hollowood celebrities ar just a bunch of idiots any... Kardasian, Lohan, Sheen, Kutcher and the list goes on and on and on. Reminds me of country singer Brad Paisley's song "Celebrity." A perfect song to describe the idiots of Hollywood.
I wonder if Nashville's still swimming in blow.
Kutcher, you're an idiot.
wasn't it this hypocrite that came on Piers Morgan and showed anger regarding the trafficking of young girls in Thailand the US etc...What a Phoney!!
He is still rich and u are all poor I think u are the idiots
How does that make it right?
......and you are poor and an idiot!
How life in the trailer park treating you tim joe?
Yeah but i've got 12 inches of man meat. Ashton doesn't. Who's the real winner?
Dave, please get help removing the child pron from your compuiter before you becoem an advocate...
Two words....spell check.....
tom, please check your spelling. Reading your comments is very annoying and shows your lack of education, as does your opinion of child abuse.
You know what's funny, people who come on message boards to do nothing but critique grammar or point out misspelled words. Spelling a word wrong here and there or not using the best sentence structure appears to be a larger crime than what this Sandusky creep allegedly committed. To all of you who take pride in pointing out the grammatical flaws of others, I laugh at you all. I can guarantee when you are having discussions with your friends, that is if you losers have any, you do not speak in perfect english all the time. Whether you're a college kid, blue collar worker, or an executive, there is no way you speak perfectly at all times. So what's the difference if someone chooses to write out slang on a message board, misspell words, etc.? Are you people serious?
I'm so tired of this Kutcher FOOL! He needs to stay away from all social tech tool. Mainly Tweeter! And Two and a Half Men show really sucks with him starring in it. His character is so annoying. Reminds me of Keanu Reeves in "Bill and Ted Excellent Adventure" Duh.. Duh.. Duh..
Bill and Teds rule!
what's wrong with it...Joe Paterno reported it and those empowered to do something did nothing! Joe should not go down over this period. Why is we do this but immortalize Michael Jackson and Roman Ploanski??????????
Really? Let me ask you this. Lets say you work in a regular office and are, if not the CEO, you're pretty far up the chain. An intern comes to you and says..."hey, I saw one of our managers naked and in a shower with a 10yo boy, and there was "fondling" or "horseplay: going on". What's your response? You would be ok with yourself in just telling your boss and then doing nothing? Joe may have done what was legally required as the bare minimum but he failed on a colossal leval as a human being.
Oh, and forgot to mention, a very large number of people don't "idolize" Michael Jackson or Roman Polanksi, either.
Paterno did fail. He's an educator and claims he is, and any educator has a resposibility to look out for children, all children, and he failed miserably at that.
There's no way he (or you) can spin this, multiple children were continually molested because he failed to act properly.
Achibonehead, really, they are selling his death bed and did you miss the the Conrad Murray trial......did you se Hollywood rally behind Polanski?????....must be a nice rock you live under
Yes, he could have done more but that does not mean he should be punished.....funny how nono of the coverage is about the freak who diod this?
Tom, wake up! You're still asleep.............Joe told a slightly higher up, yes, but had a LEGAL responsibility to also CALL THE POLICE. Tom, if it were YOUR son, what would you have done? Let it pass? Let it go? No. You would have called the police, and took Paterno, his boss, the president of the school and raised hell.............admit it, you would.
Think about it: if it's your child, you go and get anyone who, as an adult, dropped the ball. Your kid would never be the same..........................is that okay, Tom from Long Beach????????????
So, let me get this right...you think it's OK for anyone to go to work every day and see a person whom you have received credible evidence is a child molestor, and be OK with it because well he reported it to the higher-ups?? Paterno and a number of other people LET this sick individual wander around their campus for years, knowing he was a pedophile and all they did is, in effect, tell the guy "Hey, don't molest kids on campus anymore!" Pick up the phone and call the police!!
Maybe he thought he was doing the right thing by going to his superior. But when he saw that nothing was done by his higher ups...he still did not do anything. He was probably told to not say anything or lose his job and he chose football over the innocent children. Yeah...he is just as guilty.
Why is we do this ???????????????????????????????????
Hm, let's see...my thumb is "empowered" to CALL 911 AND SUMMON THE POLICE when there is a child being raped and STOP the act in its tracks. Is yours? I think Paterno possibly has operable thumbs, as well.
Tom, he has allowed this pervert to stay at Penn State for the last 12 years. The guy was still using the weight room last week, still has an office, they knew he was abusing kids becuase they barred him from bringing minors into the area . Paterno could have called the camus police, he didn't, he protected his friend. He was in the wrong and he addmitted he should have done more.
Paterno SHOULD have reported this to the authorities. How ignorant can you be TLBC. CHILDREN WERE raped and molested! HE KNEW and DID NOTHING! You are a pathetic excuse of a human being if you are defending that trash.
Once again you prove your lack of intellect. Good job. Maybe you should learn more about a subject before spewing your lack of knowledge of everything.
LIKE OUR pRESIDENT!
@ Nick. Give it a rest already. It's pathetic and not on topic.
Twitter is a Tool of the devil
And the "devil" is the goverment and media, trying to distract us with meaningless gadgets/entertainment to keep us complacent and servient.
Ahh, yes, the bread and circuses of the 21st century. And people thought that concept went away in Rome...
He's a child being abused by his old wife. Used 2 b.
If this guy was female he'd definately be a blond. What a freaking idiot.
Please refer to the movie "Dude, where's my car?"
Now we know why he always plays the "dumb" role in movies and television. He isn't acting.
If you could spell 'definitely' correctly, you'd be a female, blond or otherwise. Look up words if you can't spell them correctly. And Ashton is an idiot..............................just saying.
Char is correct. They are not smart people, they are actors. There needs to be a occupy Hollywood; these people are truly overpaid, overpampered and certainly over respected!
Then you're an insult to your freedom in your county.
Um, you might want to check your spelling of definitely before making a nasty stereotype about blondes being dumb. I'm blonde and my IQ is 146. So sick of these stupid blonde jokes. Brunettes are just made because they're less desirable.
A 146 IQ huh? Maybe that is what caused the Brunettes to get made?!?!
Blondie lemme guess IQ 146? Took it three times huh?
I'm a threat not only to my county, but also my subdivision and office floor. Because I am a made man, and I definately love blondes and brunettes. Ashton = Dumb = fun
Lydia, you need to learn to spell. Blond describes a man and blonde describes a woman. you idiot!
Blonde, I think you meant to say "Mad" and not "Made". The super hi IQ that you were told you have apparently does not apply to grammar or proof reading. Did the person who told you your IQ is 146 also try to date you....there is a word for that you must know too. Congrats.
You say that your "IQ is 146. So sick of these stupid blonde jokes. Brunettes are just made because they're less desirable."
Here's a hint: When making proclamations about your IQ in a boasting way, make sure you spell your words correctly afterwards. I believe you meant to say "mad" instead of "made."–or was that a slip on your part. Maybe you were mad when you typed it?
@blondie: blond is the masculine for blonde (feminine). may want to check the dictionary before criticizing anyone else.
And if this guy went by the moniker "Dude" he'd definitely be an idiot. He should think before he tweets. I Wouldn't think many people turn to him the minute news breaks.
What is really sad is that apparently most everyone on this blog cares what Kutcher thinks or says. Who cares? I got on this blog to find out about Paterno. Felt he has been senile for a long time...now I know it. What a Pete Rose way to end a stellar career. Castrate Sandusky for starters... though that will not help the victims.
Its BLONDE.... Dummy!!!
Another star just got his foot in his big mouth. Also, I don’t think Ashton is that good of an actor (a B rated actor at best). His career just got lifted because he married to Demi Moore. But, he is not that funny in the Two & Half men show. Charle Sheen is much funnier.
it always cracks me up when someone boasts about how smart they are and then makes a huge grammatical or spelling error. i'm not mad or made because i'm less desirable as a brunette. besides, dumb comes in all hair colors.
"Brunettes are just 'made' because they're less desirable." I think you ment to say "mad." Um, you might want to check your spelling of "mad" before making a nasty stereotype about brunettes. Jus saying :>)
i see this as a simple mistake on his part. who cares? coaches get fired every day based on performance so it's fair he assumed that. he immediately recanted. simple mistake. and now that people have shown they can't excuse a simple mistake, you will now get your twitter updates from some intern at his management company instead of kutcher himself. stupid.
I am so troubled after reading this story. My heart aches for the poor children who were raped by this monster, and everyone who stood by and did nothing are just as guilty. How do you walk in on an old man raping a child and just tell your boss, and go about your daily life, knowing nothing was done about it? Every single person who knew this was going on and did not alert the police might as well have done the raping themselves. I would love to see them go to jail. If your present at a murder and do nothing, your guilty, this is no different. They all should be locked up. Can't wait til all the evil people in this world are destroted in Armaghedon.
Can you say Michael Kelso?
Harrakonen....Blond is an english word...Blonde is not in the Meriam Webster online dictionary...this is america, we speak english...we don't have masculine and feminine forms of words...you idiot....go back to the foriegn speaking country you came from!!!!
Please get help.
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