After it was discovered that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been molesting children for years, Penn State’s board of trustees planned to allow him to retire at the season’s end. Then someone used a doll to show the trustees where Sandusky touched the kids, and the decision was made to dismiss Paterno immediately.
Ashton Kutcher took offense to this decision and posted on Twitter:
How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste
Then he evidently had the case explained to him and quickly pulled the tweet before apologizing profusely.
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.
Great! Now if we can only get him to apologize for his career…. (BuzzFeed)