You might be perplexed why ’80s sitcom star Scott Baio is trending. It’s not his birthday and he’s not dead. However, he is suffering third-degree burns, courtesy of comedian Wanda Sykes. Here’s what went down.
It began with Joe Biden, who earned criticism for an interview with radio-host Charlamagne, in which the Democratic frontrunner said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
On March 22, Sykes defended Biden with this tweet:
Biden feels at home speaking to the Black community. He made a joke. Comedy ain’t easy, but he didn’t say 2 go shoot Clorox in our tits. Now, I wouldn’t make a blanket statement to say that voting for Trump means you’re not Black. I would say that it means you’re not smart.— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 22, 2020
Hey @iamwandasykes why is it okay for @JoeBiden to say something clearly racist but @therealroseanne gets kicked off of her own show that YOU are a writer on, for making a mistake? Is it because you're a full of shit, hack liberal?— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) May 23, 2020
It took Sykes five days to respond. Perhaps because she—like us—forgot Baio exists. Her reply was worth the wait and absolutely scorching:
Oh! Hey Chachi. Apologies, I didn’t see you. I’ll keep it short. Joe Biden didn’t say, “Then you ain’t an ape.”— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) May 27, 2020
Well, let me get back to work…I hope you enjoy whatever it is that you do. https://t.co/vqHv7fmqgh
Thus, “Scott Baio” and #Chachi began to trend, and by that, I mean the dude got dragged.
Imagine being Scott Baio, and thinking that picking a fight with Wanda Sykes is a good idea. pic.twitter.com/gLZytEZnca— Corey (@CoreyHenson76) May 28, 2020
Why is it all the washed up has beens worship Trump? James Woods, Dean Cain, Kirsty Swanson, Scott Baio, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. Does anyone under the age of 45 even know who any of them are?— Trump is a Sociopath (@sharcat12) May 28, 2020
Scott Baio said "all guys' talk abt women like Trump.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 28, 2020
Chachi only hangs w/guys who talk abt women like Trump.
Years ago, Scott Baio was standing in front of me telling his friend that some woman was “a stupid cunt”. He turned around, apologized, and said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t know a lady was present”. That’s my Scott Baio story. #ScottBaio— jillsobule (@jillsobule) May 28, 2020
Scott Baio is Tony Danza’s Wario— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 28, 2020
Remember when Scott Baio was relevant?— Alison Greene (@GrassrootsSpeak) May 28, 2020
Yeah neither do I🤷♀️
Knock, knock— Resting Mitch Face (@Keurfuffle) May 28, 2020
—Scott Baio who?
Scott Baio was going to sue Twitter because his voice was being silenced until he realized his neighbor changed his WIFI password and couldn’t use it anymore.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 27, 2020
Some threw a block party in Baio’s dishonor. Alyssa Milano turned up.
Went to see why Chachi is trending and remembered that Scott Baio blocked me. Guess it’s not easy being a B-lister who stopped being relevant 40 years ago. #NobodyLovesChachi pic.twitter.com/kO3V589wuF— Sean Colarossi (@SeanColarossi) May 27, 2020
All I did was post this picture of Scott Baio and he blocked me. I’m assuming he doesn’t want it shared!! pic.twitter.com/Az1czA61OV— SAM6 (@travelong6) May 28, 2020
Damn, I didn’t know Chachi blocked me! Well, 🖕🏾you too Scott Baio. 🤷🏾♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/LlLLtTXjDC— Rashan Reeves (@Babyblack1977) May 28, 2020
I totally forgot until I clicked on Scott Baio’s name that Chachi blocked me 😂 pic.twitter.com/zLnIRd6cEk— DevinNunesTHEDragQueen (@NunesDrag) May 28, 2020
I think Scott Baio blocked everyone including his career long ago.😂— ⭐️⭐️Mr. Starks⭐️⭐️ (@darealTstarks) May 28, 2020
Meanwhile, Baio explained his blocking of Milano, tweeting the below, then retweeting the anti-communist comment beneath it.
Feud? Just basic philosophy difference… Communist spewing inaccuracies and promoting bad policies, and an America-loving Patriot. Blocking is the polite way to handle it.— Gary Gentile, PGA (@GaryGentilePGA) May 28, 2020
At the time of this posting, I am not blocked by Scott Baio. We will update as this story develops.
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