Ashton Kutcher No Longer Trusts Himself to Tweet

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Ashton Kutcher. Photo: Michael Buckner/2011 Getty Images

Ashton Kutcher has been on Twitter for years, and yet he didn't learn its true purpose until this week: to trick celebrities into saying things they later have to apologize for. Kutcher's snafu? A tweet last night in support of deposed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, "How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste," made before Kutcher learned that Paterno was fired for protecting a serial child molester in his employ. (And since Kutcher is an ardent activist against child sex trafficking, those optics looked bad.) Today, Kutcher blogged his apology, "A collection of over 8 million followers is not to be taken for granted. I feel responsible to deliver informed opinions and not spread gossip or rumors through my twitter feed," he said. "While I will continue to express myself through [Twitter], I'm going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst as a secondary editorial measure, to ensure the quality of its content." #goodidea #alsoconsiderqualitycontrol #foryoursitcom