2021: Richard Marx rips Scott Baio a new one in a beef about Afghanistan

Richard Marx performs live in Hyde Park

Richard Marx is 57 years young and he’s a Democrat, which I didn’t know, or I had forgotten. Apparently, Scott Baio keeps a list of people who were mostly famous in the 1980s and ‘90s who are now Democrats, and Baio thought this would be a good week to tag some of those people on Twitter. Baio, as many will remember, is very MAGA. He’s a big supporter of Donald Trump and whatever knuckle-dragging, fascist rapist is running for office. Baio tagged Richard Marx – who was literally minding his own business – in a dumb tweet about the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. Marx responded:

Baio then attacked Marx for having feathered hair, for being short (?) and for getting a divorce. It was a whole big dumb thing and an example, yet again, of why no one should ever feed trolls. Even when the trolls are former ‘80s stars-turned-MAGA douches. ChaChi was so thrilled that Marx was interacting with him, he couldn’t stop tweeting insults.

Anyway, never knew that I would be right here waiting for Richard Marx to drag Scott Baio, but here we are.

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  1. Tate says:

    Richard Marx is one of my favorite follows on Twitter. Chachi blocked me a long time ago because he is a sensitive little snowflake.

    • LA says:

      I agree, Tate. He’s a favorite follow of mine as well. Such a delightful surprise.

    • Reece says:

      Me too. I found him last year at the beginning of lockdown and he’s one of my absolute favs!

    • lucy2 says:

      I bailed on twitter because it made me miserable, but Richard Marx was one of the few people I enjoyed following.

  2. smcollins says:

    My flame for Richard Marx has been relit. I was a total sucker for his music in the late 80’s/early 90’s as a preteen/teen. Off to listen to Endless Summer Nights.

    • Erin says:

      Same. I remember my sister got his t-shirt and I got George Michael’s lol.

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      Well, turns out Richard Marx is all I imagined him to be! Right here waiting was my first song on the piano.

    • Amelia says:

      I also was a big Richard Marx fan when I was a young teenager but I literally have not given him a thought for decades. More fool me, judging from his excellent response to horrific troll SB. I’ll have to scroll through his Twitter!

  3. Seraphina says:

    Chachi must have some deep seeded issues to be calling out Marx. A quick search on Chachi shows what a douche he has been. And according to what I found they are both the same height. But like all MAGAs, facts and science don’t matter.

    • LightPurple says:

      At least he had enough sense not to include Ed Asner on his little list. Asner’s gone but the rest of the Twitterverse would annihilate him. Reiner and Oswalt are ignoring him so far. Kirk Acevedo exercised unbelievable restraint and gave him a detailed lesson on Trump’s deal with the Taliban.

  4. LightPurple says:

    Marx’s mother died within the past week. His original response alluded to that with a mention of having to attend to family business before the second response shredding Baio.

    Marx is one of my favorite Twitter follows. He’s funny and kind.

  5. NTheMiddle says:

    Imma gonna get on my itunes account and download some sappy Marx tunes to blast all day long. That was amazing. #hotformarx

    • Seraphina says:

      I downloaded a few too, just to show I support him and a thank you for standing up to Chachi.

  6. Anna says:

    “Anyway, never knew that I would be right here waiting for Richard Marx to drag Scott Baio,”

    I see what you did there… 🙂

  7. BnlurNforever says:

    I had a lot to say and then I realize that SB is simply not worth getting worked up over.

    • lucy2 says:

      Being a right wing troll is the only way he’s managed to find any kind of attention in decades. I agree, just not worth a second thought.

  8. Mrs. Smith says:

    This makes me happy. I recently learned Richard is married to Daisy Fuentes (who is not a nice person). He seems crazy about her, so good for them. The ChaChi response, tho, put Rich back in my good graces. 🙂

  9. Golly Gee says:

    “ You disingenuous rapey little twerp.”
    *chef’s kiss*. Thank you Richard.

    • Carol says:

      Right? Btw – didnt Baio have feathered hair too?

      • HoofRat says:

        Yup, he did. And he also wore a bandanna tied around hi leg like a tourniquet, IIRC. Maybe he was trying to force blood from his extremities to his few lonely brain cells?

      • Golly Gee says:

        Clearly the tourniquet failed miserably! Moron.

  10. K-Peace says:

    Wow, that tweet from Marx is a thing of beauty—a masterpiece. I’m going to screenshot it. I have a renewed admiration & respect for Richard Marx! (whose music i loved in junior high school.) He’s awesome!

  11. Merricat says:

    Twitter is the only thing Chachi has to do with his time. Get a real job, Chachi. Oh, right–no talent.

    • Golly Gee says:

      He keeps threatening to run for public office. I just checked and there was a change.org petition last year wanting him to run for governor of California. It had a whole 540 signatures. BAHAHA! Then he was talking about moving to Utah to run against Mitt Romney. In the end all he has the balls for is taking shots while hiding behind a keyboard.

  12. HeatherC says:

    Richard Marx is the hero we never knew we needed.

  13. Mel says:

    I will forever be horrified about that crush I had on Scott Baio years ago. He is a gross excuse of a human being. I’m right here waiting for you Richard.

  14. K says:

    He should’ve known better. I am so tired of insanity. Chaci please collect your MAGA tote and foam finger and head to the exit.

  15. Shanaynay says:

    To quote someone on Twitter the other day, “Joanie didn’t even love Chachi”

    He’s a useless has been!
    Wish he would crawl back into his swamp and disappear for good.

  16. Stef says:

    Richard Marx is also a Twitter favourite of mine. He holds no punches, regularly tells MAGAts to F off, and has a cute bromance going with John Stamos.

    He also recently released his memoirs and I highly recommend it. It’s well written and tells a lost of stories about his collaborations with other artists: Kenny Rogers, etc.

  17. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Gawd. How long has Scott been a has-been? This is beyond embarrassing, and has rekindled an 80s flicker for Marx. I knew someone in his circle back in the day and was dragged to a few backstages (apparently I was too cool to admit I liked a couple of his songs lol). Intelligence and maturity are sexy indeed.

  18. Lilibetp says:

    My fave is One More Time.

  19. Nedsdag says:

    Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait was right on the mark when he said this in his stand-up routines during the mid-eighties:

    “Scott Baio is the anti-Christ!”

  20. Chicago07 says:

    Kudos to Richard Marx. Check out Brittany Aldean’s twitter, serious MAGA.

  21. pottymouth pup says:

    Wait, Baio gave Marx grief for having feathered hair in the 80s? And he gave Marx grief because he has been divorced despite the fact that Baio’s godking Trump has been divorce twice, his buddy Ted Nugent is on his second marriage and. more importantly, Baio seems to forget that he aired his own dirty laundry about what a shit partner he was on a reality show and that he continued to jerk his now wife around until he finally proposed on the season finale of the show – then aired the asshattery with his inability to behave like a mature adult through his wedding and his wife’s pregnancy.

    Why does he waste our time with his ignorant musings instead of doing something useful like giving us an update on his cousin Jimmy (who was awesome in Soap!)

  22. Blueskies says:

    That tweet is so satisfying. “Twerp” is the perfect insult name for Baio, lol, the total moron. Marx is a real straight shooter, forthright and doesn’t mince words. He’s also smart and compassionate. I highly recommend his chat with George Hahn on George’s Instagram from a few weeks back.

  23. Cacec04 says:

    Lol his insult was a self-own. Scott Baio also had feathered hair, is short, and has been divorced. Projection much?

  24. Valerie says:

    Richard Marx is great. One of my favourite Twitter follows.