Ashton Kutcher gets Punk’d by Twitter creators… but can’t give up the tweeting
There may be no more tweets for the nearly 2 million people following Ashton Kutcher (a.k.a. aplusk) on Twitter. AplusK has gone silent after reports of a reality TV show that would exploit celebrity Twitter feeds.
Ashton Kutcher — Twitter’s top tweeter — warned he may pull the plug on his tweeting if the micro-blogging service partners on a reality TV show.
“It’s all fun and games until somebody gets stalked,” Kutcher wrote in a Twitter posting late Monday.
Variety Magazine reported Monday that a reality TV show is in the works that would challenge participants to stalk celebrities via their Twitter feeds.
What’s Twitter doing? Going after a TV series.
The San Francisco-based web phenom has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as “putting ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format.”
Is Kutcher as dimwitted as was his character Michael Kelso in That 70s Show?
Why did it take the development of a reality TV show to make him aware of the fact that his Twitter feed makes him highly trackable?
While Kutcher has used Twitter as a direct way to communicate with fans — upstaging tabloids and the paparazzi — he tweeted to one fan Monday his reasons for opposing the TV show idea.
“Um how about … I don’t want to be stalked!!!” Kutcher tweeted.
Wow, I didn’t think I’d see a day when publicity hound Kutcher would actually be worried about getting too much attention.
UPDATE: AplusK could not stay away. After a sweet tweetless 24 hour period, he has resumed giving the world his updates. Around 10 p.m. EST tonight, he admitted, “Ok now I feel like a teeneage girl I take it back. I take take it back! Damn you 140 characters of streaming consiousness.”