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Ashton Kutcher defends Joe Paterno on Twitter, then takes it back and shuts down feed

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If there's one person excelling at making himself look like an idiot these days, it's Ashton Kutcher. First he cheats on wife Demi Moore on their anniversary, and now he was caught defending former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on Twitter. Don't worry, he apologized for it, but it's obvious now that University of Iowa fans ain't all that smart.

"How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste," Kutcher tweeted to more than 8 million followers Wednesday night via @aplusk. It seems he then took five seconds to read what everyone else in the country has by now heard concerning Paterno's involvement in a possible coverup of child sex abuse allegations, and then took back what he wrote. The good news is, he's decided to stop tweeting until he gets a clue.

"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 tweeted after deleting his clueless comments. "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." He then posted a long-winded explanation (which you can read here) saying, "I'm going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst as a secondary editorial measure, to ensure the quality of its content." He shoulda done that years ago. Oh, and The Juice*, who is a Nebraska alum, has to add: Go Big Red!

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[Last modified: Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:53pm]

    

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