Ashton Kutcher quits Twitter

2011-11-11 10:15

New York - Ashton Kutcher is handing over his Twitter account to his personal management after he tweeted several uninformed messages about Joe Paterno's exit from Penn State.

The Two and a Half Men actor is one of the most popular people on social networking site twitter with over eight million followers, but after making an ill advised comment seemingly defending NFL coach Joe Paterno - who was fired for allegedly covering up child abuse by his assistant coach – he stopped tweeting.

He tweeted on Wednesday: "As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error."

On Thursday Ashton has come up with a solution, and from now on his thoughts will be filtered through his media team.

Controversial tweet

He added in a blog post: "Up until today I have posted virtually every one of my tweets on my own, but clearly the platform has become too big to be managed by a single individual.

"A collection of over 8 million followers is not to be taken for granted.

"I'm going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst Media to ensure the quality of it's content.

"My sincere apologies to anyone who I have offended. It was a mistake that I don't think will happen again."

Ashton also clarified his controversial tweet, saying he had merely seen that Joe had been fired, and incorrectly presumed it was because of his age, rather than other controversies.


  • Christie - 2011-11-11 10:21

    So he hasn't quit Twitter, is is just making sure his comments are edited. Well done, News24, another misleading - shall we say factually incorrect - headline!

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2011-11-11 13:17

    ag, so he gon another fake celeb tweet. That's why i dnt follow them on tweeter. not even gareth cliff. i follow my fav football teams, and any other fun thing that has to do with the teams. And the news. Celebs, ESPECIALLY international ones, just bore, they mostly just promoting whatever movie they r acting in or whatever song they just released, tour dates...all the things that dnt matter to a South African. It's not like Jay Z will tweet that he'll be making n appearance here in PE...

      Helen - 2011-11-22 14:41

      Have you mastered any form of speech yet? Capitals are actually important.

  • bounca363 - 2011-11-11 23:24

    All celebs who hand over their social media acounts to management teams are airholes. My reason being solely that the minute another person/party writes your opinions it removes the whole idea of sincerity and being personal with your friend or followers. Basicly Ashtons head just got big and now it seems that he has to manage 8 million people. Come on get real.

      claudine.bate - 2011-11-12 13:27

      Agreed - he's human and he makes mistakes (like everyone else). Now he wants a team to manage his twitter account so that he can appear to be perfect. Pathetic.

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