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.