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article imageActor Orlando Jones defends tweet calling for Sarah Palin's death

Orlando Jones, best known for his stint at comedy show MADtv, recently tweeted for liberals to kill Sarah Palin and defended his statement, saying, "My tweet hit a nerve. That's good."
Several days ago, Jones wrote on his Twitter account: "Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:"
He then faced a barrage of criticism on his Twitter feed and via his Facebook account. CNN reports Jones responded to a number of Twitter users, "including one that asked why the actor 'thinks it's funny to call for Sarah Palin to be murdered.' Jones replied to the query, 'I don't. I think it's funny that you are so upset about my inane tweet.'"
Jones, also known for being a 7-Up spokesperson in the late 1990s, defended his tweet, recently writing, "My tweet was farcical not funny or a call to action."
On his Facebook Page, Jones went further to fully explain his motive behind the inflammatory tweet: "Any anger directed at me and my right to free speech is an absolute waste of time. I am not a statesman. My comments reflect no political affiliation. It's just me being me, in a world that will never comfortably mix political correctness with artistic expression. For that, I offer no apologies, excuses or wisdom."
Palin or her representatives haven't responded to the tweet or its fallout yet. This story will be updated as news comes in.
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