Comedian and writer Ricky Gervais has flounced off Twitter, declaring the site “pointless” and claiming that it was “undignified” for adults to be using the service.
Gervais had been on the microblogging site for less than a month (his first tweet was on 14th Dec), and quickly amassed 13,000 followers, keen to follow his every utterance.
Ol’ Ricksy only managed to knock out a grand total of six tweets before he announced himself to be utterly bored with the whole thing.
Here’s his blog statement in full:
As you may know I’ve stopped with Twitter. I just don’t get it I’m afraid. I’m sure it’s fun as a networking device for teenagers but there’s something a bit undignified about adults using it. Particularly celebrities who seem to be showing off by talking to each other in public. If I want to tell a friend, famous or otherwise what I had to eat this morning, I’ll text them. And since I don’t need to make new virtual friends, it seemed a bit pointless to be honest.
I suppose it was meant to be a bit of a marketing tool for The Globes, but they are watched by 25 million people in America alone and maybe 300 million people world wide – tweeting about it would be a drop in the ocean. Also I’ve got the website and I don’t have to restrict things to 140 characters. My tweeting was becoming like a tabloid version of this blog, and I couldn’t even put important stuff like this up.
We quite like Ricky Gervais, but as far as we’re concerned, the less schlebs posting up inane drivel about their fascinating lives, the better.