Amazing. So it's ok for Black comedians like Tracy Morgan to make dirty jokes about Michelle Obama, but a white dude catches grief for a lame diss? Plus unlike some real yahoos out there, Baio didn't take a photo of Michelle and doctor it, he used an unflattering photo that already existed and made a funny, albeit juvenile joke. Granted Baio may be an idiot for the using the all-too-common "my best friend is black so...." excuse to defend himself, but racist? Really now. But then if Baio was smart enough (Chachi was never known for his brains) he could've deflected the unwarranted grief by asking those who sent him death threats how they felt about Bill "A few years ago this would've been getting up coffee" Clinton and Harry "He is a light skinned African American with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" Reid--now that would've been interesting. Liberals and their double standards make you laugh sometimes.
Former “Happy Days” star Scott Baio claims he has been barraged with death threats and accused of being a racist after posting an unflattering photo of Michelle Obama on Twitter along with the caption “WOW He wakes up to this every morning.”
Outraged users reportedly responded with angry Tweets such as “Scott Baio should be PUT DOWN and someone will PUT YOU DOWN.YOU; your WIFE and KID." Another Tweeter even went as far as to alter an image of Baio’s young child with the caption “this is what Scott Baio wakes up [to]." That photo has since been removed.
The controversy began after Baio had been Tweeting support for Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown Wednesday. He then decided to post the photo of Obama, before insisting it was all intended to be good fun.
"For New followers: I POST A LOT OF JOKES WITH PICS. They are JUST that, a joke. NOT targeting anyone. Laughter IS the best medicine."
The actor was also quick to defend himself from accusations that he was racist.
“I'm NOT racist for posting a pic of M.O. My WIFE'S BEST FRD IS BLACK, HELLO,” he Tweeted. “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… If I'm racist, don't think I would have Directed shows like The Parkers & The Wayans Bros. or worked 41 eps w/ Victoria Rowell on D.Murder.”