Scott Baio, Wife Rant About Jezebel's 'Lesbians'

Renee Baio shows her classy side in Facebook diatribe

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 20, 2010 12:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Scott Baio seems to enjoy tweeting offensive things and then watching as outrage ensues. The latest controversy started when good old Charles in Charge tweeted that his taxes would pay the way of “lazy non working people,” and Jezebel posted the tweet. Baio wasn’t too happy, calling the folks over at Jezebel “ignorant” and “racist,” among other things. Then his wife got involved, and things really got ugly.

Renee Baio went on a Facebook rant of Courtney Love proportions, calling the Jezebel staffers “lesbian shitasses” and bemoaning their “cuntness," all while attempting to escape the label of “homophobe” by proudly declaring, “I have lesbian friends that couldn’t be nicer.” Scott defended the whole thing, maintaining that “we all have the right to exercise our freedom of speech.” The Huffington Post sums up the chain of events nicely.

Actor Scott Baio, right, and his wife, Renee, are seen during a news conference to kick off National Newborn Screening Awareness Month in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.
Actor Scott Baio, right, and his wife, Renee, are seen during a news conference to kick off National Newborn Screening Awareness Month in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actor Scott Baio, left, his wife, Renee, and their daughter, Bailey, pose together after a news conference to kick off National Newborn Screening Awareness Month in Los Angeles on Sept. 5, 2008.
Actor Scott Baio, left, his wife, Renee, and their daughter, Bailey, pose together after a news conference to kick off National Newborn Screening Awareness Month in Los Angeles on Sept. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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