Orlando Jones: Palin tweet 'farcical, not funny'
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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  1. Fuzzface

    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

    November 3, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. NJ citizen

    @ 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.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rick

    Just another falling star trying to recapture the lime light.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NJ citizen

    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.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NJ citizen

    "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.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      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.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJ citizen

      @ 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?

      October 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJ citizen

      @ Really – Does Hank Williams Jr. SERIOUSLY think Obama is the moral equivalent of Adolph Hitler? "Duuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh." Are You Ready For Some Backtracking?

      October 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJ citizen

      @ 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?

      October 27, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. NJ citizen

    Even the setup is lame - who really listens to Aretha anymore, anyway?

    October 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NJ citizen

    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.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LoverNotAFighter

    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').

    October 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the_dude

    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

    October 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. efree777

    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.

    October 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hockeyn109

    This guy is not only a loser, he's pathetic.

    October 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tired of the drama

    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!

    October 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tired of the drama

    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!

    October 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • LoverNotAFighter

      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.

      October 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LoverNotAFighter

    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).

    October 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. It's Only a Surveyor's Symbol

    Did Sarah pay him to say that so she could get back in the news?

    October 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Reload Baby Reload!

    Ding Dong. I guess he didn't get the memo. The witch is already dead!

    October 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. rajah

    I guess Orlando didn't eat his watermelons that day.

    October 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. CHURCH


    October 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Denbo

    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?

    October 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  20. claysbar

    Yeah, it's just a joke....right??? Make a racial tweet and watch this putz flip his lid

    October 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. larrydavidsandwhich

    Orlando Jones...the quintessential tolerant liberal.

    October 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. JHuffington

    I'm sure there's a noose with Orlando's name on it somewhere.
    Is that too vulgar or just another "inane Comment"?

    October 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Ella

    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.

    October 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  24. CT

    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!!!!

    October 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Ira Goldman

    We're trying to help a disabled veteran support himself and his family.
    He has telecommunications, entertainment (and in some states) energy products & services. Great quality and reasonable prices. Please take a look at his website:

    October 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Missy

    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.

    October 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • kcv

      Agreed! There's a way to disagree and be civil, but some people never grow or learn!

      October 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. boocat

    Palin's already brain-dead. Killing her would be redundant.

    October 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. @observer

    You're the most liberal stooge of all!!

    October 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  29. T

    Orlando should really think before tweeting out anything that comes into his head.
    THINK ! Orlando, THINK !
    YEESH !

    October 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. tracie

    this one time I swear to god i saw him do a somersault and a turrd flew out his ass. 100% TRUE STORY

    October 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Quin

    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.

    October 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      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.

      October 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • canadian

      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

      October 26, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  32. paul stevens

    He must not know that she's a national hero who saved America


    October 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Hi

    I agree with him. People just like to be outraged about something, they don't really care what it is they're outraged about.

    October 25, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quin

      He called for her death! That's sick! I'm a former Democrat because of you people and your blindspot!

      October 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Oh shut up Quin! You're a stooge too. Suck it

      October 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Anomic Office Drone

    "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.

    October 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJ citizen

      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.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirley

      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.

      October 28, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  35. michaelfury

    "The Jonas Brothers are here. (Applause.) They’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don’t get any ideas. (Laughter.) I have two words for you — predator drones. (Laughter.) You will never see it coming. (Laughter.) You think I’m joking. (Laughter.)"


    October 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Observer

    What a liberal stooge! They should murder him for saying that about Mrs. Palin!

    October 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hockeyn109

      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.

      October 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Ha Ha Trolls

    Not Second! Sorry trolls!

    October 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Very lame, loser! You're just another liberal stooge!

      October 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Sorry! I meant that I am the loser stooge! My apologies Ha Ha.

      October 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ha Ha Trolls

      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.

      October 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ha Ha Trolls

      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.

      October 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |

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