The actor announced on Wednesday night that he will refrain from publishing updates on his Twitter page for an indefinite period, after being strongly criticized for his comments.
Ashton Kutcher responded Wednesday to the dismissal of Joe Paterno, the coach of the football team of Penn State ‘s Hawkeye, and university president Graham Spanier.
“How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste,” Kutcher wrote to his 8 million Twitter followers.
Earlier the same day, football coach Joe Paterno was fired by his club. This decision came after his indictment in a case of sexual abuse.
Jerry Sandusky, Joe’s former assistant, was accused of sex abuse of young boys. Joe was fired for possibly covering up Sandusky ’s alleged acts.
After realizing his mistake, the actor retracted his remarks by apologizing.
“Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet!” he wrote. “Didn’t have full story.”
He later deleted that message and wrote: “As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case.”
The Two and a Half Men actor also vowed he would stop twitting until he finds a way to better manage the popular micro-blogging site.
“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.”