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Scott Baio Tweets Bad Joke About Michelle Obama, Receives Death Threats

This shouldn't come as earth-shattering news to anyone, but Scott Baio is pretty pathetic. With his 'Happy Days' far, far behind him, and after his miserably solipsistic VH1 reality shows made Flava Flav look like Alistair Cooke, the 48-year old Chachi doesn't have a whole lot of career-revitalizing cards left to play. So he apparently decided to turn to Twitter in a last ditch attempt at cultural relevance.

Baio, a staunch Republican, posted an unflattering photo of Michelle Obama to his Twitter page, accompanied by the following insightful commentary: "WOW He wakes up to this every morning." Chachi had previously been tweeting up a storm of Republican chest-thumping following Scott Brown's recent victory in Massachusetts, but as HuffPo reports, his mean-spirited tweet against the First Lady of Fabulous stirred outrage in more than a few of his followers. Baio says he's been receiving death threats ever since the tweet, while other followers have posted step-by-step instructions on how to kill himself. Not surprisingly, many have accused him of being racist. Baio masterfully refuted this claim by providing a photo of him with his wife's black friend, adding "Im NOT racist for posting a pic of M.O. My WIFE'S BEST FRD IS BLACK,HELLO." Ok, Chachi, case closed.

Well, congrats Bob Loblaw. You got what you wanted. But no matter how low you go to dig your name out of the dredges of cultural relevance, you'll never be able to avoid having to wake up every morning to the terrifying reality that you're Scott Baio. [From: The Huffington Post and Perez Hilton]

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