Chris Brown is the most recent celeb to close down his Twitter account.
On Sunday, Brown tweeted a photo of himself, complaining to his followers, "I look old as f**k! I'm only 23." Comedy writer Jenny Johnson replied to his tweet, saying "I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person." The Grammy winner reacted predictably, launching an all-out war of words replete with expletives and sexist vulgarities.
The tantrum didn't seem to phase Johnson. When Brown tweeted, " [sic]take them teeth out when u Sucking my d*ck HOE," Johnson fired back, "It's "HO" not "HOE" you ignorant f*ck." Brown later deleted many of the tweets - though they've been recorded for posterity in numerous screenshots - and finally closed his Twitter account altogether.
This isn't the first time Brown has left Twitter in a huff. Last year, the 23-year-old rapper closed his account after an explosive exchange regarding his 2009 beating of on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna. Though Chris is still on probation for the felony assault, the pair appear to have reconciled. On Saturday, Rihanna tweeted a picture of Brown lying shirtless in bed, and the two spent the Thanksgiving holiday together in Berlin.
While Brown works on getting his temper under control, here's a look at some other celebs who ditched their Twitter accounts.
After tying the knot with Hilaria Thomas in July 2012, Alec Baldwin has (mostly) given up Twitter. Perhaps hoping to turn over a new, more peaceful leaf, the "30 Rock" star kept his Alec Baldwin Foundation page active but shut down his personal account. Baldwin previously abandoned the Twitterverse in December 2011, after he was removed from an American Airlines flight for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends on his cell phone.
In 2010, singer John Mayer made the move from Twitter to Tumblr, leaving some 3.7 million followers behind. He said at the time, "I just think of Twitter as a form of communication. I think it's over to be honest with you." Adding that he was frustrated by negative feedback from fans, Mayer said he would find more productive ways to spend his time. "I might as well spend that time making a sandwich," he mused, "or building a model ship or something."
After his disastrous turn as co-host of the Academy Awards, James Franco closed down his Twitter account. After tweeting from backstage during the ceremony, the "127 Hours" star swapped heated words with writer Bruce Villanch, who said Franco "didn't get there" as Oscar host. The 34-year-old star has since reactivated his account, though he now only posts links to his WhoSay updates.
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