In what appears to be an idea not well thought out, actor Ashton Kutcher tweeted out his phone number Tuesday, calling on fans to text him.
His motivation being that he missed “having a real connection with real people.”
Considering Kutcher has 18 million followers, it didn’t take him long to second guess the move and delete his tweet. Or was there another motive?
The tweet read:
“I miss having a real connection w/ real people. My Community. From now on you can just text me,” he shared with his 18 million Twitter followers. “I won’t be able to respond to everyone but at least we can be real w/ each other & I can share the unedited latest & greatest in my world +1 (319) 519-0576.”
He added, “Yes this is my#.”
At least it was. It would be understandable if his second move after getting a healthy dose of “real people” was to change his number.
Those who texted the actor got this reply, according to E News:
“Hey it’s Ashton. This is an autotext to let you know I got your message, everything else will be from me. Make sure you click the link and add yourself to my phone so I can respond to you. Welcome to my Community!”
“This is what the lawyers are making me text you. There will be no more of that!!”
ENews questioned “what he truly has up his sleeves,” wondering if Kutcher had just “punk’d us all.”
After deleting the tweet, he posted this: “I will repost soon… sms is a fragile beast.”
I will repost soon… sms is a fragile beast
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 30, 2019
“SMS” stands for short message service, a text messaging service component of most smartphones, which suggests the fan response was so intense it shut the system down.
So stay tuned!
Kutcher, who began his acting career playing the character Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom “That ’70s Show,” is an interesting character himself.
It would be hard pressed to call him a conservative, but he has shared views that may resonate with those on the right.
Kutcher spoke out against having an “entitlement” attitude during a 2013 appearance on “Ellen.”
“There’s an entitlement that has started to emerge, that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country,” the actor said, noting some people he knows don’t want certain jobs because they think it’s below them.
“The only thing that can be below you is not having a job. Go work until you can get a job that you want to have,” he said.
The actor called out New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a 2015 op-ed over the hard left Democrat’s war on the ride-sharing business Uber, which Kutcher had invested in.
He may be a social liberal, but Kutcher appreciates the value of a dollar:
I am beside my self with the regulation that Mayor DeBlasio is trying to force upon Uber and the citizens of NYC. He clearly has his pockets lined by the cab co’s. He talks about discrimination in NYDailyNews OP ed but has no idea how hard it is for ethnic people to get a cab. He talks about protecting drivers but has no idea about the people who drive for Uber to subsidize their income. He talks about congestion but doesn’t even recognize that Uber is a fraction of a fraction of the traffic in the city. He talks about data but fails to recognize that he has none. He’s trying to regulate a problem with out providing a single solution other than putting a target on a companies back so he can keep getting political funding from another. This is the kind of corrupt shortsighted politics that is destroying innovation.
Kutcher shared an entertaining anecdote during a more recent appearance on “Ellen” about how President Donald Trump influenced the name of his second child with wife Mila Kunis.
“We’re on our way to date night, and Mila turns to me and she goes, ‘So, I think Donald Trump is going to become the President, and I think our baby’s name is Dimitri,'” Kutcher said. “I was like, ‘Donald Trump’s not going to win the…’ And then I forgot about the name thing because I was like, ‘Why do you think Donald Trump is going to win?’ I’m telling you, she called it! It’s not even a joke.”
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