October 25th, 2011
12:38 PM ET
Orlando Jones: Palin tweet 'farcical, not funny'
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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Any threat towards any politician is wrong, whether it be Prez Obama or Sarah Palin. Orlando Jones is a washed up actor and is only doing for publicity. I too was a Democrat and stopped being one because of this type of hypocrisy aka "do as i say, not what I do". Idiot
@ Really - "Yes people have license to say whatever they want without ramifications, it's called free speech moron." The First Amendment right to which you refer is ACTUALLY a negative liberty (and I quote) "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" * restricting * GOVERNMENT. It does not apply to SOCIETY itself, which must retain the right to respond to speech in any manner it deems appropriate, within the bounds of law, lest * its liberty * be abridged.
Just another falling star trying to recapture the lime light.
I think what a lot of you are missing is that Orlando placed an emoticon at the end of his dispatch. That means it's a joke! He's not really serious! LOL - let me try that! Orlando Jones is a horse-faced, nạppy-headed jigạboo! LOL! 🙂 Oh, and if my posts are so upsetting to you, please do not read them.
"If my (Orlando Jones') tweets are so upsetting to you please do not read them." - Oh, the perfect retort. He has license to say ANYTHING without expectation of any ramifications - our sole recourse is to just quietly ignore him. God knows he shouldn't be publicly vilified, or suffer any consequences to his career. That is reserved for the likes of Imus, Mel Gibson, and Michael Richards.
Are you an idiot? You're comparing this guy's joke of a comment on twitter, to mel gibson's drunken rant and Michael richards' non drunken rant? Wanna know the difference? Mel Gibson and Michael Richards were SERIOUS. Orlando Jones was not. Duuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh. Also, yes people have license to say whatever they want without ramifications, it's called free speech moron. You don't like it, move to Canada.
@ Really – Is that the standard? Whether someone is "serious"? We never heard the END about Sarah Palin's ad featuring a crosshairs symbol over Gabby Giffords congressional district. Was Sarah Palin "SERIOUS" about targeting Giffords, with a real gun and ammunition? Or was she just using a metaphor * commonly used * in electoral politics? Read the above posts: your loathsome lot is STILL slandering Palin, blaming her for that horrific shooting. Care to explain your selective outrage?
@ Really – Does Hank Williams Jr. SERIOUSLY think Obama is the moral equivalent of Adolph Hitler? "Duuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh." Are You Ready For Some Backtracking?
@ Really - A liberal lecturing me about free speech - that's rich. So at which college can I find your favorite speech code, and what would be some of your favorite provisions?
Even the setup is lame - who really listens to Aretha anymore, anyway?
And no, I'm not talking about Aretha night on American Idol.
I see the Nu Tone is alive and well, both in Hollywood and this forum. I also see the CNN moderators are letting all manner of hateful liberal posts remain. Excellent job all around.
Ever notice the date/time stamp of the liberal posters? Mid-day (when they wake up and just prior to going to the 'Occupy Something Meaningless' protest or late in the evening (after Nightline gets over so they feel they're 'informed').
Another liberal stooge who can't really exaplin why or explain his position. All he can tell you is that someone else told him to write it and her did because that is what a good little zombie does
I don't really understand why these militant liberals are so fearful of Sarah Palin. She's not even in the political picture right now, but they are still terrified of her. Also, it's funny about how Orlando mentioned his right to free speech, but the libs won't tolerate a conservatives right to free speech. I guess in their warped little narrow minds, the freedom of speech should only be extended to leftists. Orlando my friend, although I have always thought you were funny, you are guilty of spreading intolerance and hatred.
This guy is not only a loser, he's pathetic.
it is what it is.......their is a climate in this country where you can disrespect who you want......that's the way you people want it that is the way it is ............deal with it.........have you all forgotten about the cross hairs she put over Gabby and what happen to Gabby..........On her word a woman and a whole lot of people were hurt and killed she has to live with what she did.............and we all know what she did............so if its coming back on her to damn bad!
it is what it is.......their is a climate in this country where you can disrespect who you want......that's the way you people want it that is the way it is ............deal with it.........have you all forgotten about the cross hairs she put over Gabby and what happen to Gabby..........On her word a woman and a whole lot of people were hurt and killed she has to live with what she did.............and we all know what she did............so if its coming back on her to dam bad!
Ha! 'Tired of the drama' You're such a media dolt (ABC,NBC,CBS, CNN loves you). Take a little time to read up on the guy who did what he did to (a whole lot more people than just Gabby).... you'll find (or you're just conviniently leaving out) that this guy was a Bush hating, Liberal loving wingnut who had arguments with Gabby many times prior. It had nothing to do with any crosshairs (which have been a part of EVERY election campaign showing the critical vote sections to persuade, not eliminate, check your Obama, Clinton history before spouting left-wing crap). This is about a direct threat from one person to another, essentially calling on someone to kill her specifically. Oh yeah, didn't Obama take the time to showboat about 'civility' which apparently only goes one way with you lefty idiots.
Wow. Orlando had a good fan in me before he showed this level of stupidity. I can't/won't watch his material ever again and I wonder how many conservatives like myself are seeing him in a clear light for the first time.
You posters on this page who are applauding his twit are ignorant sloths. This is the kind of antipathy for America that whiners like this are getting known for around the world. Don't like something, just call for it's death, occupy/protest, willingly become a victim of society/government/big business/military, etc. etc. Waste of time (for me) and a waste of breath (from God).
Did Sarah pay him to say that so she could get back in the news?
Ding Dong. I guess he didn't get the memo. The witch is already dead!
I guess Orlando didn't eat his watermelons that day.
ID BANG HER BIG TIME
This is so wrong. I would not vote for Palin but I really do sympathize with her. The media went after her and then she was hounded by that author who stalked her by moving next door.
Now this... this is just wrong why are people so hateful?
Yeah, it's just a joke....right??? Make a racial tweet and watch this putz flip his lid
Orlando Jones...the quintessential tolerant liberal.
I'm sure there's a noose with Orlando's name on it somewhere.
Is that too vulgar or just another "inane Comment"?
Yes, yes, what he said was stupid and not funny in my opinion even though I don't care for Palin. I think it was a low blow and he knows it and uses the classic "if you don't like it, don't read it" as his defense because he refuses to say he messed up. There is a big difference between what he said and making an actual death threat. So I do agree that freaking out over what he said is pointless.
Not a Palin fan AT ALL, but his remarks were waaaay off base and disgusting!
What's even more disgusting is the cowardly, ignorant, losers who use "N-word" jokes here....I just DARE you to say it to the face of a person of color (your age and size) so we can read about your A** Whipping! I'd have more respect for you coward racists if you were marching in the streets with your sheet buddies, not just when it's convenient to make you feel good in a darn comments section on CNN! Be racist and proud, or just shut the hell up! Loser!!!!
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I don't like Sarah Palin, and I wish she would just go back to Alaska. Orlando's remark, whether it was meant to be funny or not, was inappropriate.
Agreed! There's a way to disagree and be civil, but some people never grow or learn!
Palin's already brain-dead. Killing her would be redundant.
More tolerant liberalism.
You're the most liberal stooge of all!!
Orlando should really think before tweeting out anything that comes into his head.
THINK ! Orlando, THINK !
this one time I swear to god i saw him do a somersault and a turrd flew out his ass. 100% TRUE STORY
Orlando Jones and anyone else (including the idiot on this board) who wants people dead for disagreeing on politics, is no better than a Nazi. The left needs to wake up & realize that they are not immune from acting & speaking in civil terms. Jones just gave the left a bad name. It's why I'm now an Independent. I'm sick of this sort of hypocrisy.
You do understand that he doesn't actually want her dead, right? Sometimes words are just words, especially when they come form someone who is best known for comedy.
oh shut the heck up like he said obama gets more threats than anyone in the world right now and he still doing good job for american people even though he didnt threating stupid retarded Sarah Palin, how come a retarded person like her cant get threats too? if an intelligent man like obama who's doing so much for the american ppl can get threats... or is this one of those things like when u were in school they said when u see a special needs person dont laugh or say nothing and dont call them retarded thats the treatment you guys in american givien STUPID PALIN? the woman is soo stupid when i listen to her i cant believe how dumb some people can be
He must not know that she's a national hero who saved America
I agree with him. People just like to be outraged about something, they don't really care what it is they're outraged about.
He called for her death! That's sick! I'm a former Democrat because of you people and your blindspot!
Oh shut up Quin! You're a stooge too. Suck it
"If my tweets are so upsetting to you please do not read them."
If only it was that simple, Orlando. People want to be offended and outraged because it makes them feel important.
You're exactly right - we conservatives should be more like liberals, who never feign moral indignation. Political correctness is really a conservative conspiracy, intended to make liberals look like overbearing hypersensitive finger-wagging complainers.
What Mr. Jones has not done is to consider the effect of his "farce" on some of the extremely unstable people out there, who have 'hair-trigger fingers' ready, when the mood hits them, to do the most extreme things. Any reasonably intelligent person should be able to come up with 'farce' or 'funny' without bringing in violence at all...and certainlly not against any well-known individual. FYI, Sarah Palin and her family have received many death threats, and a stalker targeting them was recently arrested. One further note: Sarah Palin is completely, 100% non-violent. You will not find even one instance...NOT EVEN ONE...instance where she has ever, or ever would, promote violence against anyone. Read her books. Watch videos of her unedited speeches and interviews. You'll be greatly surprised.
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What a liberal stooge! They should murder him for saying that about Mrs. Palin!
A movement should be started to kill anyone that states to kill another person. If Orlando Jones thinks it's funny to tweet, kill Palin, I say, let's kill Orlando Jones. Well, kill him in the pocket book, boycott anything that has anything to do with him.
Not Second! Sorry trolls!
Very lame, loser! You're just another liberal stooge!
Sorry! I meant that I am the loser stooge! My apologies Ha Ha.
And I am the loser troll who highjacks other people's names, trying to cause trouble. I have unnaturally short arms and a short d!ck. Not only do i never get laid, I can't even do myself! The computer mouse is all I can reach.
Wow- dude... get a clue. Someone else hijacked your name. It wasn't me. I'm not mean to people. Damn- people hijack each others names on here all the time- I don't. Get some anger management or something. Geez. This place is turning into a ghetto.