Some-time movie star Ashton Kutcher (look for 'New Year's Eve' in December!) jammed his foot firmly inside his mouth in front of 8,265,596 close friends on Wednesday night, when he defended ousted Penn State coach Joe Paterno on Twitter. "How do you fire Jo Pa?" Kutcher wrote in the tweet that has since been deleted. "#insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste." The problem? Paterno, a legendary college football coach who has been on the Penn State sidelines since the 1950s, was let go by Penn State's Board of Trustees because of his inaction against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, a man accused of 40 accounts of child-sex abuse. (The story is disgusting and unsettling, but you can find out more here.) Kutcher wasn't aware of all that, however, and came under fire from Twitter users after his remark -- especially because of his recent anti-child-sex trafficking crusade. "As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case," Kutcher later wrote after deleting his first remark. "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." [LAT/ShowTracker]
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