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When you have a massive social media reach--something to the tune of 8 million plus followers on Twitter--you probably need to tweet responsibly. Unfortunately for Ashton Kutcher--the first person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter--he learned this lesson the hard way last week.
On Wednesday night, Kutcher tweeted, “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.” This was in reference to the scandalous and downright sickening child abuse scandal we covered last week--and the subsequent firing of Pennsylvania State University head football coach, Joe Paterno (aka Joe Pa).
Upon reading how Joe Pa didn't even intimate authorities when he realized one of his former staffers was a sex offender, Kutcher’s tweet seems plain wrong! However, the actor now claims that he was not completely aware of the situation on hand and had tweeted impulsively.
Apparently, he was completely clueless about why the 84-year-old iconic coach had been fired. Kutcher claimed he was just defending a sports legend who he had grown up admiring. Apparently, he posted the tweet, got a bite to eat and then just by chance happened to see ESPN's coverage of the story behind Paterno's firing.
By the time he got back to his computer, the twitterverse was outraged by his ill-researched remark. And we certainly don't blame them for their wrath!
Naturally, the star apologized profusely, feigning complete lack of knowledge about the issue. He even put up a long, explanatory post justifying his tweet and repeatedly apologizing for what he had posted.
Just a day later, Kutcher bowed down to the power of social media, and accepted defeat by finally hiring a bunch of experts to handle his online affairs. While some may say it's never too late, most believe the damage has already been done to his image!
However, this was not the only fail this week for the 'Two And A Half Men' star. Demi Moore, who's been Kutcher's better--and more sensible--half for the better part of the last decade has also decided to file for divorce.
This should come as no surprise seeing as how Kutcher reportedly cheated on her with a 23-year-old blond! Thanks to his infidelity, he's lost one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Let's hope his new flame is even half as good!
So, for not researching his facts, running amok on Twitter and then getting booted by a hot Hollywood actress, Ashton Kutcher takes top honors for our celebrity fail of the week.
-Pictures courtesy Reuters-
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