Ashton Kutcher Ditches Twitter Over Penn State Gaffe

Ashton Kutcher is no longer the king of Twitter, the actor has decided to hand over control of his account to his team at Katalyst Media following a Penn State gaffe that caused plenty of Kutcher backlash.

Kutcher took to his account on Wednesday to tweet:

“How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.”

Apparently Kutcher hadn’t been reading about the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal involving young boys and the nearly two decades long cover-up of said scandal.

Almost immediately after Kutcher posted his tweet he received harsh criticism from various Twitter users which led him to delete the Tweet and issue an apology in which he said he didn’t know the “full story” behind the schools decision to fire Joe Paterno effective immediately.

Later Kutcher announced:

“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.”

Taking to his personal blog Kutcher say his Twitter feed will now be managed by “my team at Katalyst Media to ensure the quality of it’s (sic) content.”

Taking a momentary jab at Kutcher was Gawker Adrian Chen who deemed Kutcher’s departure from Twitter as “the only good thing to come out of the Penn State scandal.”

Do you think Kutcher made the right decision in going Twitter silent over his gaffe? I will say that at least unlike many celebrities he was quick to point out his error in jumping to conclusions and he issued his apology in a quick and simple manner.

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