Scott Baio Disses First Lady, Gets Death Threats
Actor gets death threats over Twitter diss
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 6:09 AM CST
Scott Baio is seen at a 2005 charity event.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Scott Baio probably hasn't had this many people gunning for him since Bugsy Malone. The actor posted a picture of Michelle Obama looking a bit crazed on Twitter yesterday with the comment, "WOW He wakes up to this every morning!" He was soon hit by an avalanche of angry responses, including some from fellow Republicans, E! Online reports.

The former sitcom star—whose number of followers quickly exploded to nearly 5,000—posted screenshots of death threats he had received and warned that the FBI had been contacted. "I am NOT making fun of any1," Baio tweeted, posting a picture of a black woman he said was his wife's best friend to counter accusations that he was being racist.

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yukonchuck06
Jan 23, 2010 6:35 AM CST
Don't kid yourself... The WHITE HOUSE STAFF, prob. had it read: "Scott Baio Praises 1st Lady" or that's what you read too....Think for yourself asshole....
mehrheit
Jan 22, 2010 12:55 PM CST
Dude, that video is sooo Scott Baio. Anyone up for Precious Roy's Legless Dogs(TM)?
MisterPlinkett
Jan 22, 2010 8:02 AM CST
stop removing peoples' comments!!!