Charlie Sheen has announced that he will be leaving the microblogging social media site Twitter effective immediately, feeling as though he gets nothing out of using the service.
Despite enjoying 7.7 million followers, Sheen has announced that he’s done with Twitter, and that he will be shutting down his account soon, reports TMZ. The page itself is still up, and Sheen’s last tweet early this morning hints at his advent departure. “reach for the stars everyone. dogspeed cadre. c out,” the post reads, alongside a picture that looks as though it was taken from an airplane.
Sheen started his Twitter account in March of 2011, first posting a picture of himself and one of his “goddesses,” pornographic actress Bree Olsen, reports the NY Post. The page quickly gained followers, amid his highly publicized and ugly departure from the show Two and a Half Men, and his strange declarations contending that the actor is a “warlock,” that he is “winning,” and that his body runs on “tiger blood.”
Sources tell TMZ that Sheen will be shutting down the account within days, possibly hours.
Other rumors surrounding Sheen put the actor at the judge’s bench on competition reality show American Idol following Steven Tyler’s departure and Jennifer Lopez’s hinted exit. Sheen said he’d be happy to do it, but only if the money is good and part of his pay goes to charity, according to Contact Music. ”If the numbers move the needle AND ‘Idol’ matches 20 per cent of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club … then the hell with it. As we say, pour the smoke. (sic)” Sheen said of potentially judging on the show.
reach for the stars everyone.dogspeed cadre.c out. twitpic.com/a70nkv
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) July 13, 2012
The Anger Management star’s planned exit from Twitter mirrors another recent celebrity “Qwitter”, Alec Baldwin. The hot-tempered, photographer-punching Baldwin posted “It’s been fun,” before leaving the site, though he is reportedly tweeting again from another account, called ABFoundation.
Do you follow Charlie Sheen on Twitter? Should he quit?