When George Clooney speaks, the world listens. (Even if just to stare at that handsome face of his.) But this time, he seems to have gotten a little too passionate about something we're not so sure we agree with.
You see, Clooney thinks celebrities don't belong on Twitter. Like, at all. A viewpoint he recently explained in GREAT detail. Here goes...
"If you’re famous, I don’t—for the life of me—I don’t understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. Why on God’s green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right?"
He then pointed out that it's also way too easy to say something stupid that you'll quickly regret and used Ashton Kutcher as a prime example.
"So one drunken night, you come home and you’ve had two too many drinks and you’re watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go 'Ehhhhh' and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over. Or you’re an asshole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up."
"I mean, when you see, like, Ashton Kutcher coming out going, you know, 'Everybody leave Joe Paterno alone,' or whatever he said, you just go, 'Fifteen minutes longer and a thought process and probably you wouldn’t have done that.'"
We're still inclined to think that Twitter would fail without its celeb component, though, because the ability to feel closer to your favorite stars than ever before and, on a lucky day, have a direct exchange with them is an integral part of the site's success.
However, we do agree that, like with every other outlet on the Interwebz, it's important to take a step back and think before you type. #truth
How would you feel about a celebrity-free Twitterverse?