Ashton Kutcher Ends Love Affair With Twitter

ashton kutcherLast night, after rashly tweeting his outrage over the firing of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, Ashton Kutcher has, ironically, tweeted that he's taking a break from Twitter. His final 140-character (or less, I didn't count) message to his 8 million followers was this: "As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed." Fade to black.

In case you're not up on your Kutcher tweets, allow me to inform you that the Two and a Half Men star's Paterno gaffe wasn't his first Twitter faux pas. On September 11th he idiotically tweeted, "This is the greatest day of the year!" He was, of course, referring to the fact that it was the start of football season, but still ...

I think Ashton breaking things off with the social networking site for a bit is a good idea. But the question is: How long will he be able to last? Twitter is kind of his life. Lord knows reading the paper isn't!

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Post-Punk'd and pre-cush gig at Two and a Half Men, Kutcher really wasn't up to much. Sure, he starred in a few crappy movies, but that wasn't why we were still hearing about him. We were hearing about him because he and his wife lived their entire lives out over Twitter. We saw photos of them, we got messages, we received links. And during that period, Kutcher grew his followers to an impressive amount. Eight million. That's a lot.

So, I don't know if he's going to be able to, as they say, quit the bitch for all that long. He seems kind of addicted to it, despite the fact that every Monday night on CBS, we're all reminded that Ashton Kutcher still exists. Other celebs who have had Twitter slip-ups (Gilbert Gottfried, Kenneth Cole) haven't been able to stay away.

Here's my advice for Kutcher: There's no need to quit Twitter for good, dude -- though a break is highly advisable -- just limit your tweets to pictures of you and Demi at Kabbalah meetings and cute animal videos. That's why celebrities are put on this earth, not so they can comment on worldly "goings on."

Do you think Ashton Kutcher will quit Twitter for good?

 

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