Skip to comments.Actor Orlando Jones defends tweet calling for Sarah Palin's death
Posted on 10/26/2011 2:16:16 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
Orlando Jones, best known for his stint at comedy show MADtv, recently tweeted for liberals to kill Sarah Palin and defended his statement, saying, "My tweet hit a nerve. That's good."
Several days ago, Jones wrote on his Twitter account: "Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:"
He then faced a barrage of criticism on his Twitter feed and via his Facebook account. CNN reports Jones responded to a number of Twitter users, "including one that asked why the actor 'thinks it's funny to call for Sarah Palin to be murdered.' Jones replied to the query, 'I don't. I think it's funny that you are so upset about my inane tweet.'"
Jones, also known for being a 7-Up spokesperson in the late 1990s, defended his tweet, recently writing, "My tweet was farcical not funny or a call to action."
On his Facebook Page, Jones went further to fully explain his motive behind the inflammatory tweet: "Any anger directed at me and my right to free speech is an absolute waste of time. I am not a statesman. My comments reflect no political affiliation. It's just me being me, in a world that will never comfortably mix political correctness with artistic expression. For that, I offer no apologies, excuses or wisdom."
Palin or her representatives haven't responded to the tweet or its fallout yet. This story will be updated as news comes in.
There is a whole big war going on in Twitter.
If she announces for the presidency he is in a heap of trouble.
WOW I am shocked, shocked that Keith Overbite actually did the right thing for once in his pathetic life. Even HE couldn’t defend what that giant turd said. Its disgusting what that moron wrote, Ive never even heard of him, just some washed up sack of garage looking for his 15 min of fame.
What an idiot! No one listens to Aretha these days.
Well of course you can’t offer any “wisdom”, Orlando...you’re a moron.
The tweet was a call to action. Isn’t that illegal?
I googled for an image. He is vaguely familiar. Not sure why *actors* believe they should be tweeting or otherwise getting their thoughts on things out there, they seem to be less bright than the average person. I really think most people know this would be a stupid thing to say.
And it's good to know that hitting a nerve is good. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Well then he won’t mind if I exercise my artist freedom and say I’d have to problem with someone making him disappear.I mean it is inane and all....
Good for him for not apologizing. I have lost all tolerance for the obviously insincere routine "apologies." Stand behind what you said, even when it's stupid.
He seems to think his stupid tweet is "artistic expression." Isn't this rather stretching the definition?
There are black people and there are the N-word.
He is the latter.
If you parse what he wrote, there is some truth to it.
He basically said that for liberals to be able to implement their agenda, they have to kill their opponents. That’s what the Bolsheviks did....they realize that the only way to really transfer wealth from the rich to the poor, was to kill the rich, and eliminate their opposition, then and only then, could their ideas be implemented.
The way I see it Mr. Jones, is that former Gov. Palin could probably take you out from 300 yds.
Reality can be a bite in the ass...
How about arresting him for a threat of death.
O. Jones must come from the Mike Tyson “rape Sarah Palin” school of thought.
Orlando, you carpally challenged SOB, why don’t you defend your tweet in front of Todd Palin? He might make you his chum. (I ain’t talking friend, either).
Freedom of speech is great. However, there is no freedom of CONSEQUENCES of your speech. Some politician wants to praise Hitler, they have that right. I also have the right to call him out for it. Jones calls for the death/killing of Palin, he’s going to get the blowback he richly deserves. Just on general principles. Does this nincompoop think that these youngsters today even know who Aretha is? Or is he aware that Palin isn’t running for ANYTHING?
The end is near.
oh my... i hope he doesn’t get mugged on the way home from work
that’d be just awful
Obama celebrated the assassination of an American overseas. Obama is really only one step away from doing the same on American soil.
It’s a point worth making - in a better way.
Anything for fame. Anything at all.
I don’t doubt for a minute that the majority of Hollywood agrees with him. There would be dancing in the streets there if someone killed Sarah Palin.
Why can this P.O.S. call for Saracuda’s death and squat, but if I call for obammy’s i get a visit from the law???
No threats, just asking/??
when you tweet something so outrageous it actually forces Keith Olbermann to defend Sarah Palin, there’s no taking it back.
Dang, “The Replacements” is one of my favorite movies.
I didn’t think that’s who it was, but I guess so. I thought that guy was bigger.
Words from a wasted Obama-bot.
“The way I see it Mr. Jones, is that former Gov. Palin could probably take you out from 300 yds.”
By the looks of the wimp, I would say she could do it with her bare hands.
“oh my... i hope he doesnt get mugged on the way home from work”
They might hit him with his purse.
Sounds like he was just goofin, and making a point.. that the Liberals are all talk.
Keith was disappointed at Orlando Jones because Jones’ words could easily be used by conservatives to undermine liberals’ attacks on the likes of Palin. Palin used a metaphoric words that what we have now is ‘war’. Jones’ words don’t have other meaning. It’s a direct, open call to kill Palin.
Ah, the old "I'm an a-hole and can't help myself" excuse.
I wonder if he would mind if he and his family started getting inane death threats and strange inane packages of inane white powder. Not a call to action, just another of my inane comments. I must be an a-hole, too. Just can't help it.
Nor are you a man.
I will no longer behave myself if someone kills Sarah. Count on that.
I agree. I’ve been compiling lists of these cretins that have been attacking and threatening Palin these past few years. If Palin is killed, it’s going to be their Fort Sumpter, and I promise them the gates of Hell.
Hey, Orlando! Make Seven...Up yours!
Could be but he was a spokesman for 7Up in that time period... went on the Tonight Show etc.
Maybe there was another guy who did it as well OR even more likely my memory is bad. I hate to think of the second thing. :)
I cannot remember things at times either. As long as I remember who I am... who am I? Oh... wait... I remember! ;-)
:) It’s probably wise at our age for us to be sure someone else knows who we are!