Subtly (and well) played, Ashton Kutcher.
Kutcher offered a semi-veiled response on his Twitter account on Thursday, posting a picture of himself next to a sign bearing the “Two and a Half Men” logo with the message, “See you all tonight CBS.”
The hashtag for the message? “#stfu.” Which, for the acronym-impaired, stands for “Shut the f— up.”
For those who haven’t been following the back-and-forth that’s been unfolding between Kutcher and Sheen this week, Kutcher’s tweet might not seem to hold much meaning. But looking back on the growing acrimony between the two actors, the message appears to be a pointed missive reminding Sheen that Kutcher is the star of “Two and a Half Men” now, not Sheen.
Oh, and also an invitation for Sheen to zip his lip. Again.
The latest puddle of bad blood began to trickle when Kutcher appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week and said that he wished Sheen — who was ousted from the show in 2011 — would “shut the f– up” already.
“Seriously. Like, enough already,” Kutcher said. “It’s like three years later and you’re still blowing me up on Twitter. C’mon, dude. Really?”
Sheen initially apologized on Twitter, writing a message to Kutcher saying that he was “so sorry” and “pissed at other crap.”
But then Bad Charlie apparently had his turn at the Twitter account, because the tone changed dramatically in a follow-up.
“But news flash Dood, you ever tell me to shut the F*** up, EVER again, and I’ll put you on a hospital food diet for a year.”
And now, this.
Ball’s in your court, Charlie. Unless you actually decide take Kutcher’s advice.