November 11th, 2011
10:50 AM ET
Now that Ashton Kutcher is back to tweeting things, albeit under the patrol of a management team, he's trying to lighten the mood.
The actor took a temporary Twitter break Thursday after he fired off a tweet critical of Penn State's decision to dismiss Joe Paterno without knowing all the details behind the decision. The remark caused "a hailstorm of responses calling me an 'idiot' and several other expletives," the actor said in a post on Posterous. All of this led him to not only delete the remark and offer a mea culpa, but to institute a Twitter management team to monitor his feed.
He's since added a photo that acknowledges tweeting without background information isn't always wise, perhaps hoping to further smooth the feathers he ruffled.
"What's a picture worth?" he wrote Thursday, presumably with the guidance of his new Twitter management, along with a link to the photo on Chime.in that captured the 33-year-old "Two and a Half Men" actor next to a sign that pointed at him and said, "I'm with stupid."
He followed up with the remark (again, with help from his management?) that said, "I'm just trying to be a good person."
He noted in his statement on Posterous Thursday that "as an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more deeply saddened by the events at Penn State...While I continue to express myself through @aplusk, I'm going to turn the management of my feed over to my team at Katalyst as a secondary editorial measure, to ensure the quality of its content."
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