Scott Baio Defends Hillary C-Word Meme Tweet: 'I Just Put It Up There'

Former Charles in Charge star and Republican National Convention speaker Scott Baio says he sees nothing wrong with a meme he recently tweeted, in which presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is equated with a vulgar term for female anatomy.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Tamron Hall Tuesday, Baio stood by this July 10 tweet:

“It’s just offered up without commentary,” said Baio, who wrote “This may be the best meme out there. #Never Hillary” in the tweet.

His interview with Hall focused on his Republican National Convention speech the evening before, which praised Donald Trump as a future president of the United States and which Baio said he had written in church the previous Sunday. But the conversation quickly turned to the actor’s politically minded social media posts.

“You talk about religion coming back to this country and us having a moral barometer,” Hall said. “Where was your moral compass when you put a photo of a woman that you disagree with politically, and that’s fine —”

“Tamron, you can look at that any way you want,” Baio said, cutting her off. “It’s the word ‘count.’ That’s what she’s standing in front of. I just put it up there. There’s no commentary attached to it. I didn’t call her anything. And the fact that you question my faith… is not nice.”

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63 Comments
  1. HAP says:

    What a loser he is.

  2. Andrew says:

    This d-bag wasn’t even cool enough to be the “Cousin Oliver” of Happy Days. He was the “Scrappy Doo”. He’s so has-been they don’t even want him for a “Sharknado” movie.

  3. Sarah says:

    Ignorant, woman hating racist. The GOP has really scraped the bottom of the barrel. What a pathetic little man.

    • Joe says:

      Hahahah how is he racist?

    • debdell says:

      If Baio was a Trump hater you would love him, but because he has a brain and knows that Hillary Clinton is a liar, corrupt, and a criminal, you call him names and degrade him. You call him a woman hating racist – lol – because your lying criminal idol is Hillary. The bottom of the GOP barrel are the Bushes, McCain, etc. Try getting some honest news from somewhere other than the corrupt media like CNN. Trump is cleaning up the mess left by the lying (mega liar) Obama. Get a clue! Get out from the parties and support the man or woman who cares about America over money – Trump is the only one. Yahoo is loaded with lies – a story on the front page states Trumps ratings are very low, but if you go elsewhere you will see his ratings are very good and going up. He is pushing all the good stuff for the country – not necessarily party good, but America good. At least he is not telling us we can keep our plan and doctor and save $2400 / year – total lies.
      Baio makes sense and Hillary does fit the word _unt, but I guess he used the word count based upon something, but of course haters will misinterpret it.

  4. Et al. says:

    Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog is less ridiculous than this clown.

  5. Angela says:

    Classy. Get over yourself and grow up, Baio.
    .
    Real charming bunch of people the GOP’s gathered here. And they can’t figure out why they’re struggling to win the women voters.

    • RachelC says:

      The worse part is that I think they do know why they can’t win women voters. They just don’t care.

    • debdell says:

      Trump won the women voters – at least the ones that could easily see that Hillary was a self consumed liar and crook. The evidence is on youtube that she lied to the congress and the FBI and those are felonies – you would go to jail for doing that. She should also. It is truly sad that so many “educated” dems can’t see that the entire 2 party system is totally corrupt and run by an organized crime cartel.

  6. M Hardwick says:

    So posting the meme was okay, but pointing out that such an action doesn’t jibe with the tenets of his faith is out of bounds? Nice hypocrisy, Chachi.

  7. Mary says:

    Good Christian man my a.. he writes his speech in church instead of listening; which maybe he would learn something. Posting vulgar tweet and imply it was everyone who took it wrong. What a poor excuse for a man if there ever was one. Enjoy you 5 minutes because you will be obsolete again soon.

  8. Drew says:

    Kudos to Hall for challenging Baio. I would have loved if she asked him about his tweet, “Why is it the greatest meme?” He says he just put it out there, but to him, what made it great? He wouldn’t be able to answer without contradicting his earlier remarks about the need for morality and better “values”. Where’s his values when he’s calling Hillary the C-word? Where’s his values when he can’t stand up for himself? Coward.

  9. A fan of TV says:

    So saying something is the best meme ever isn’t commentary? And questioning someone’s sense of morality over commenting on the greatness of a meme is questioning their faith? I’m shocked he’s never run or won elected office, because he’s got the circle-talk, BS rejoinders, and self-flaggelatting senss of personal victimhood down pat!

    • jj says:

      exactly what I was thinking. writing that it was the best meme ever is a commentary, writing neverhillary is a commentary

  10. David says:

    What a tw*t. Enter the vowel you prefer.

  11. Larry says:

    Religion and Politics -the two most divisive topics on earth. The former can be used for good and bad. The latter in Scott Baio’s case, brings the absolute worst in his character. To be okay with a message that disparages women shows how just how low the bar his support for Donald Trump is. Seriously, any intelligent person would not find this okay. Scott Baio will forever be remembered for this. His legacy is forever tainted with being okay to be hateful due to his political view.

    • Bob White says:

      The most hateful, bigoted and intolerant people on earth are liberals. And God help you if you disagree with them.
      In Scott Bain’s case, many millions of people happen to agree with him on this one. And because it doesn’t sync with your liberal beliefs doesn’t make it wrong.

  12. Ange says:

    There is no way he is that disconnected and ignorant. How would he like it if someone did that to a female he cared about.

  13. AngelWasHere says:

    Just another has-been who will fade away hopefully.

  14. JScout says:

    Disgusting. But really, no worse than all that Drumpf has been saying along with most of his supporters. A disgusting turn of events this past year for the Republican party. I almost feel bad for them, but they really brought this on themselves with their behavior this past eight years. You reap what you sow.

  15. badgerly says:

    Another moron from the lowest rung of show-biz heirarchy heard from !! Yay!!! To begin with, he equates ‘Commonwealth’ with ‘socialism’. The actual definition of Commonwealth is ‘An independent country or community, especially a democratic republic.

  16. Lois says:

    No respect for anyone who shows no respect for women. This is who Trump is, and he surrounds himself with people who feel the same. Horrible.

  17. Mr. Smith says:

    I like Baio, but when you include your Christian values, you need to be careful to “look” like Christ.

    Sorry, just the way it is.

  18. Preacher Book says:

    Remember Scott, our 1st Amendment rights allow us to say your Tweet is stupid, rude and sexist. Just because you put something out there, don’t expect universal acceptance.

    • fiberlicious says:

      Actually, the 1t Amendment only addresses GOVERNMENT interference with speech. It has nothing to do with this pathetic loser.

    • Bob White says:

      Many of us do accept what he said. Because we look at the hateful Hillary Clinton differently than you do.
      In Scott Bain’s case, many millions of people happen to agree with him on this one. And because it doesn’t sync with your liberal beliefs doesn’t make it wrong.

  19. Ethel says:

    Not a Hillary fan but this was insulting and totally disrespectful. Guess Chachi never grew up, sad, very sad.

  20. Michael says:

    If they would have put that sign higher, this wouldn’t be a thing. Just gives people an opportunity to be idiots.

    • LT says:

      Now we’re sign hangers blaming? C’mon. I don’t care where the sign is hung…this is uncalled for…FLAT. OUT!

      • Michael says:

        No disagreement here. Totally uncalled for. I’m just saying idiots be idiots why give them a chance for BS like this. Isn’t that why she has image people?

    • TV Gord says:

      The photographer probably found the right vantage point in the room to get exactly the picture he wanted. I’ve seen similar perspective-shots taken before.

      • Katherine215 says:

        It’s off-center though; wouldn’t a professional photographer get her centered in the picture? More likely the meme-maker cropped it that way so it would focus on her placement. Trashy either way.

  21. Omega says:

    We get it. Scott Baio is a D-bag and a misogynist who is desperately trying to become relevant after a dead acting career by spouting trash. Chachi needs a life and career. Maybe assistant fry cook at Mickey D’s? Or poop cleaner at the local horse racing track? He spews it so he’s definitely qualified to clean it up….just a thought.

  22. Ron says:

    What an idiot he is! It’s fine to disagree with her, but it’s the epitome of hypocrisy to proclaim your faith to everyone and turn around and post something like that. He can try to justify, but there is no justification. It’s a horrible word people use to describe women with voices and power, dominating in a man’s arena, a word men and 50s-minded women use to describe other women they are threatened by. And Tamron Hall didn’t question his faith, so he really just sounds like an idiot. If he actually listened, he would’ve heard her question his moral compass (a perfectly reasonable thing to question given his post), which is completely different from his religious faith. You can have morals and no religious faith–and vice versa….

    • Angela says:

      You know, it’s funny-the conservative mindset supposedly promotes personal responsibility, and decries the whole “playing the victim” attitude.
      .
      Yet here’s Scott Baio refusing to own up to his support of that offensive tweet, instead trying to deflect and make excuses, as well as sitting there whining and trying to turn this into some example of his Christian faith being attacked.
      .
      Way to live up to those principles, huh?

  23. Temperance says:

    Yes, Scotty, your jibbering insanity doesn’t matter, nor does it surprise which candidate you support. Birds of a feather, and all.

  24. S.uddenly says:

    Never trusted this jerk since her burned down Arnold’s!

  25. EvaZ says:

    It’s interesting, 8 years ago there were similar things posted online calling Sarah Palin the same thing. Where was all the outrage then? I’m not a supporter of either candidate. It just all seems so hypocritical…

    • Angela says:

      You’re right. Speaking for myself, I thought that sort of language towards Sarah Palin was just as awful and disgusting. There were plenty of ways to express disagreement with her views without having to resort to sexist slurs, and I think it sucks that some people didn’t seem to understand that fact.

    • Ron says:

      As someone who thinks Palin is a generally horrible person and shockingly unintelligent given her former positions, you’re right. People calling any woman those names are unjustifiable. That said, it’s not particularly hypocritical because there were people (news personalities) actually fired for referring to her as such. So the outrage was actually there…

  26. Charissa29 says:

    Not exactly a class act, then, is he? Bah!

  27. TV Gord says:

    I hope Baio wasn’t the last thing Garry Marshall saw on TV!

  28. Gloria Loved Chachi says:

    Chachi and Mike Seaver – both ‘grew up’ to be self-righteous, homophobic, misogynistic a-holes. Childhood ruined.

  29. diabetesgal says:

    Don’t play dumb, Scott. IT doesn’t become you. You know what you MEANT when you put it up there and you know it.

  30. fiberlicious says:

    This is why I never want to know anything about the personal lives of actors that I (used to) like. What a despicable excuse for a human being. I think that HRC is a lying snake, but this goes way past the line.

    Shame on you, SB.

  31. Bob White says:

    What’s the big deal? He stated a fact. You snowflakes have trouble with facts, I know. But Hillary defines c-u-n-t. Nasty, hypocritical, lying, cankled scuzzy witch.
    And those are her virtues.