Scott Baio Gets Death Threats on Twitter After Posting Michelle Obama Joke

Celebrity News Jan. 20, 2010 AT 8:36PM
Scott Baio Gets Death Threats on Twitter After Posting Michelle Obama Joke Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Scott Baio has caused a stir on Twitter.

After the former Charles in Charge star, 48, posted an unflattering photo of Michelle Obama on his Twitter page, he was bombarded with angry replies from fans and enemies alike.

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Some called the actor -- who has often used his Twitter page to speak out about his Republican beliefs -- an "asshole" and many said his post was racist.

Baio, however, insisted the post was just a joke and shared screenshots of several death threats he received.

"Easy to find your house Scottie boy and finish you," one commenter wrote while another threatened to harm his wife and family.

Below, take a look at the drama as it unfolded from start to finish -- and caused his followers to skyrocket to nearly 5,000 people -- on Baio's Twitter page:

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-WOW He wakes up to this every morning. [He included a link to the Obama photo.]

-One bad picture of a woman & everyone wants to bash me? If it had been of Palin ppl would have prob. cheered. I am NOT making fun of any1   

-I did NOT alter that picture. Stop bashing my Charity just because I post an unflattering pic of a woman. Grow up ppl, have some humor.   

-Hello, I'm Scott Baio & if you post ANY LIBS picture on Twitter, they will try to bury you. Because their skin is VERY thin.   

-How many libs will buy (or look at in the store) the National Enquirer this week. FYI THAT EXACT PIC IS IN IT... (& other mags) BOO HOO   

-blah blah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha   

-People need to relax and laugh a bit. Life is too short no matter what party you are with. A joke is just that, a joke.  

-REPORT THIS MAGGOT PLZ @Dinfulleffect Hey a--hole, I did NOT alter a picture but YOU have and with MY MINOR child.

-Yes, @bekerbee & Bush did too. What's your point????? Tell that to Leno, Letterman, Conan, SNL, & every stand up comedian. Just a start.   
about 23 hours ago   from web

-That guy has been reported along with the screenshot. Thanks to to ppl that helped report that vile a--hole.   

-If I block you their is reasons for the block. What is a twitter celeb anyway??? NOT being rude I just don't know.   

-lololololol @windycitywatch Meltdown, Hardly. Racist, NEVER !! Laughs at jokes, ALWAYS. don't point that finger, it may go off.   
about 23 hours ago   from web

-REPORT @timafi TO @caroline. THIS PERSON IS THREATENING MY LIFE & NOT F**KING COOL. PLZ REPORT   

-I'm NOT racist for posting a pic of M.O. My WIFE'S BEST FRD IS BLACK,HELLO   

-Do I look like I'm racist? This is Renee's BEST frd. STOP USING THE RACE CARD!!!   

-Sorry @bradmantv but YOU are an IDIOT with a simple mind. Blocking you. Take care
about 4 hours ago   from web

-If YOU are born in AMERICA, U ARE AN AMERICAN. I don't insist on being called Italian-American. Therefore Black Amer are not Afr-Amer.   

-Or that would mean people (white or black) born in Africa would be called African-Africans..... Just a thought to think about.   

-P.S. @bradmantv THIS is what YOU call "having my back" go ahead, go live & defend that my frd. Apologize LIVE then we can talk.   

-PLEASE NOTE: The FBI has been contacted & we have a file number for the threats, along with twitter support. Thx   
about 4 hours ago   from web

-Funny thing is I've jumped to almost 5000 because ppl like to hate. You'd think they wouldn't follow. I block'em & play golf.   

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