Ashton Kutcher sorry for controversial tweet

Ashton Kutcher has given up tweeting by himself.

The Two and a Half Men star is one of the most popular people on social networking site Twitter with more than eight million followers, but after making an ill advised comment seemingly defending NFL coach Joe Paterno - who was fired for allegedly covering up child abuse by his assistant coach - he stopped tweeting.

He tweeted last night: "As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error."

Today Ashton came up with a solution, and from now on his thoughts will be filtered through his media team.

He added in a blog post: "Up until today I have posted virtually every one of my tweets on my own, but clearly the platform has become too big to be managed by a single individual.

"A collection of over 8 million followers is not to be taken for granted.

"I'm going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst Media to ensure the quality of it's content.

"My sincere apologies to anyone who I have offended. It was a mistake that I don't think will happen again."

Ashton also clarified his controversial tweet, saying he had merely seen that Joe had been fired, and incorrectly presumed it was because of his age, rather than other controversies.

- BANG! Showbiz

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