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Ashton Kutcher keeps beating himself up on Twitter [Picture]

November 11, 2011 |  2:09 pm

Ashton Kutcher twitter picture

Ashton Kutcher is trying hard to prove he's sorry: After explaining the poorly considered tweet he'd sent criticizing Joe Paterno's firing as a "no class" move, the "Two and a Half Men" star on Thursday sent his more than 8 million Twitter followers the hard-to-hate picture shown above.

"I'm just trying to be a good person," he wrote later. Comments on the photo included supportive thoughts along the lines of everybody makes mistakes, and more critical notes calling the tweets and his statement calculated, and bringing up his alleged infidelity.

Kutcher, who for years has lived his life quite publicly on Twitter, bailed on the microblogging site temporarily Wednesday, saying: "As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error. Won't happen again." By the next day, he'd enlisted the help of folks at his company Katalyst Media to check out his tweets ahead of publication.

Note to the pros now monitoring Team @aplusk: The only element missing from the pic would be the never-fails "big eyes" look. (OK, sometimes big eyes can fail, but almost never — just ask the baby giraffe Ashton liked so much.)


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Photo: An Ashton Kutcher self-portrait taken the day after he sent a tweet criticizing the firing of Penn State's Joe Paterno before he learned why the coach had been canned. Credit: @aplusk / Twitter