I’m sure most of us never thought we would see the day, but alas here it is. Although the celeb has millions of followers who support him, 8.2 million to be exact, I think this impulsive decision is for the best.
I can understand the disappointment as I, too, was once an Ashton Kutcher fan. But those days are long gone and due to his recent behavior my feelings have radically changed. First the whole Sara Leal affair fiasco and now an ignorant tweet regarding the Penn State sex scandal. What else could Ash possibly do to induce more public hatred? Not too much.
On Wednesday night the actor tweeted:
How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.
According to the Huffington Post, approximately a half hour later Kutcher (who probably took a look at Google News) attempted to redeem himself and revisited his @aplusk account to say:
Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet! Didn’t have full story. #admitwhenYoumakemistakes
He went on to say:
As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case.
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.
This was followed by an in depth thesis (aka blog post) explicitly explaining that the foolish tweet was posted before he became aware of the details regarding the scandal. Its not that I think Ashton meant any harm, as I do believe he was blind to the disturbing reports, but I just can’t seem to take his big, obnoxious mouth much longer. Do a bit of reading and research before you tweet something to a large-scale audience, will ya?
Kutcher’s plan is to hand his account over to other individual(s) whose job will be to manage the Twitter content.
Allow me to continue on with my rant and pose the following questions to AK: Who the heck would want to read your tweets after you turn it over to a “management team?” Wasn’t the appeal of the infamous aplusk account the fact that you were the one tweeting your personal opinions and comments? In fact isn’t this why we follow our favorite celebrities in the first place, to finally hear their perspective?
Sure, I am sick and tired of hearing Kutch’s word vomit, but that doesn’t mean I would rather read an average Joe’s tweets about the next episode of “Two and A Half Men.” Why doesn’t Kutcher just pull a John Mayer and take a vacay from social media all together? Lay low and let the media move on to the next big mouth actor. Sheen or Gibson are due for a ridiculous public comment any day now so that should take the attention away from Ashton; give him time to remove himself from the limelight.