Scott Baio is 48 and screaming that fans are trying to destroy him on Twitter. The silliness started when the conservative Baio posted a series of tweets mocking President Barack Obama (“wife calls Obama a ‘s—f—‘ and I believe she’s right,” “someone said the best thing about cash for clunkers is, now most of the Obama stickers are GONE!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!”). One fan who complained, Jamie Harrington, received a direct message from the star (“that’s quite alright as I am VERY VERY rich and semi-retired anyway. Family & Golf is what I live for now my dear”), which she then posted on her blog.
More defensive tweets about liberal haters followed from Baio, and Harrington jokingly asked on her blog for Baio to buy her a MacBook Air if he was indeed rich. Baio, taking this as a threat, went nuclear.
- “I know ur planning 2 try 2 destroy me as I have ALL of the twitter screenshots you wrote about.”
- “I’ve got screenshots/proof you’re trying to hurt me. I WILL SUE U. EXTORT ME U WILL NOT! Plz RT”
- “YOU TOLD @whyinthehell THAT YOU NEEDED A NEW PC AND MAYBE U’D GET ME TO OPEN MY WALLET & WORRIED IF I WOULD SUE IF U BLOGGED”
- “ALSO TALKED 2@whyinthehell ABOUT IDING BAIO, AND BRAGGED ABOUT F’ING WITH ME, BLOGGING, EXTORTION & HURTING MY REP.”
After reminding readers that the Harrington and her friends “started it,” Baio finally let it go, calling out the “racists” who won’t let Rush Limbaugh buy the Rams and promoting his interview with Glenn Beck. “The truth hurts sometimes, But it will set you free. Rockin & Rollin on the Big ol’ Conservative Bus, Roll on!!” If only @spencerpratt would get in on this.