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Why Is Scott Baio Trending On Twitter? Because Wanda Sykes Murdered Him

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 28, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 28, 2020 |


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:

From there, the Trump-stumping has-been from (checks notes) Joanie Loves Chachi tried to slam Sykes by drawing a comparison between Biden’s comment and Roseanne’s racist remarks.

It took Sykes five days to respond. Perhaps because she—like us—forgot Baio exists. Her reply was worth the wait and absolutely scorching:

Thus, “Scott Baio” and #Chachi began to trend, and by that, I mean the dude got dragged.

Some threw a block party in Baio’s dishonor. Alyssa Milano turned up.

Meanwhile, Baio explained his blocking of Milano, tweeting the below, then retweeting the anti-communist comment beneath it.

At the time of this posting, I am not blocked by Scott Baio. We will update as this story develops.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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