HOLLYWOOD – Former Happy Days and Charles in Charge star Scott Baio today revealed he was not a racist because of his black friend.
You know him as Charles from Charles in Charge, or perhaps better still as Chachi from Happy Days, maybe you know his extensive pop album catalog or the hilarious comedy Zapped!, but superstar Scott Baio is in trouble following a tweet taking a swing of Michelle Obama. Accusations of racism were quick to follow, but Baio defended the joke and his own political probity and lack of racism with the claim that he has a black friend. Or at least his wife does.
And we can be sure that if she’s a good friend of Mrs Baio, she’ll be a good friend of Scott’s. I wouldn’t presume to bring someone’s wife into an argument, especially not in a disparaging way. It would be a tasteless move. Not classy. Not at all. Because I can see from Scott’s twitter feed how often he brings up his own wife and how loving he is of her, what a great relationship they seem to have. And to attack her to get at him – because of his endorsement of Donald Trump for instance – well, that would just be low. So given that Scott has a black friend and therefore isn’t racist, and is happily married and wouldn’t dream of going after a guy’s wife, just because they don’t see eye to eye in politics, then we can only assume that the tweet was posted by someone else and that Scott will report that person to the FBI.