Here’s a little tale we like to call Chachi Hates Jezebel: After his lame remarks about First Lady Michelle Obama earned him a racist tag and death threats from fellow Tweeters last December, you’d think ’80s star Scott Baio would have the good sense to keep his right-leaning rants to a minimum while cruising the world’s fast-growing social networking giant — but you’d be wrong.
Baio’s gone bonkers on Twitter again, and this time his flippant mouth has landed the former Charles in Charge actor is in the middle of a homophobic-charged feud with liberal women’s gossip and culture blog Jezebel.com. The once-eternal bachelor is fuming at the site for making fun of a conservative (and stupid) Tweet he posted about taxes last week.
“That should feed, house & provide medical for quite a few lazy non working people at my expense,” the star wrote. His response to Jezzie’s jovial prodding over the comment? The ladies at the “web-rag … sound like hypocrites to me” and “the name Jezebel says a lot about the founder.” When Jezebel writer Irin Carmon curtly retorted that Baio should “hang” himself, the actor viciously accused her of sounding “like an ignorant racist.”
Angry much? But the fracas hasn’t ended there. Never one to abandon her man, Scott’s wife Renee also joined the ribbing with a profanity-laced anti-lesbian rant posted to her Facebook blog:
“FuckYOU Jezebel.com web rag!!!!! You bunch of FAR LEFT Lesbian shitasses!!!!!!! No wonder you’re all lesbos because what man in his right mind could put up with your cuntness? Scott Baio has more class in his piss than all of you all!!!” she bellowed.
Well, that’s a new one. How eloquent of her. But wouldn’t one want to keep shit in the ass region? At least she used “you’re” and “your” correctly — bad grammar is usually the last thing on your mind in the middle of a rant and therefore the first sign of a tomfool. We always get a chuckle out of idiots who attempt to mask their ignorance with good grammar and epic excuses like “I have a lot of Black friends!”
Which not surprisingly is exactly the route Renee took when cornered with her bigotry by Web browsers: