Known as the Twitter King, Ashton Kutcher has decided to take a time out from the social media site after he tweeted a controversial message about Penn State football coach Joe Paterno that sparked massive backlash from his 8 million+ followers.
Not knowing the full story about the current Penn State scandal, Ashton mistakenly tweeted a message saying, “How do you fire Joe Pa #insult #noclass as a Hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.”
Well, that message got him in deep trouble with his followers, who immediately responded with backlash from fans calling him “stupid” and an “idiot” for not knowing the full story.
Ashton realized his huge blunder and went into damage control and apologized for the mistake and handed over control of his account to management so they could properly handle his feed. He tweeted:
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.—
ashton kutcher (@aplusk) November 10, 2011
He later posted an update saying “I’m just trying to be a good person.”