The man who, if not single handedly launched the popularity of Twitter, was at least its biggest early adaptors, has found himself in hot water from using the social networking site.
On Wednesday night, Ashton Kutcher attacked the Penn State Board of Trustees for firing their football coach Joe Paterno.
“How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste,” Kutcher wrote.
Kutcher apparently didn’t know the scope of the Penn State scandal, where Paterno allegedly covered up former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse of young boys.
In response, Kutcher’s followers vehemently responded that they found his tweet to be in poor taste.
Kutcher tried to backtrack.
“Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet! Didn’t have full story. #admitwhenYoumakemistakes,” he later continued.
“This is an insane story, I just heard paterno was fired, getting the rest of the story now... Wow.”
“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 added.
It’s enough of a gaff that now Kutcher doesn’t trust himself with his own Twitter account.
He announced on his blog Thursday that he is turning over control of his @Aplusk account — and his 8 million followers — to his management.