Ashton Kutcher no longer trusts himself to Tweet. He has delegated responsibility to his management team. Or have his management team taken over his Twitter feed in a hasty damage limitation exercise?
Kutcher is well known for saying what he feels on Twitter. Maybe that is why he has millions of people following him on the social networking site. It worked well for him through his split from Demi Moore, but has crashed and burned recently as he decided to Tweet in support of Penn State football team’s manager Joe Paterno in the light of his child sex abuse case.
Kutcher gave up control of his feed after having been criticised for a comment about a US child sex abuse case. The Three and a Half Men star Tweeted at length, saying that he doesn’t feel qualified to communicate directly with the eight million followers of his @aplusk Twitter account.
What caused him to walk away from Tweeting when he has obviously been so keen on it in the past? It was the criticism he received after his ill-advised Tweet about the Penn State football team’s manager Joe Paterno being fired.
“How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.”
Well, plenty of Ashton Kutcher’s followers found it in poor taste that he should object to the manager’s firing because he had been accused of covering up a child sex abuse scandal involving a member of staff.
Ashton later Tweeted a sincere apology for his comment as he fully supports “the fight against child sexual exploitation.”
He explained that he had previously Tweeted without getting his messages checked by anyone, but from now on he will turn the management of the feed over to his team at Katalyst Media for some kind of quality control.
So, can we expect Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter feed to be a whole lot more boring in future?