Image Credit: Landmark/PR PhotosStephen Fry, quitting Twitter? Say it ain’t so. Or at least, say it ain’t permanent. The British actor (turned tech commentator) appears to have abandoned microblogging again, this time Tweeting “So some f—ing paper misquotes a humorous interview I gave, which itself misquoted me and now I’m the Antichrist. I give up … Bye bye.”
Aw, man. Fry’s referring to the dust-up following his comments in an interview with British gay magazine Attitudes, in which he said, among other things, that “If women liked sex as much as men, there would be straight cruising areas in the way there are gay cruising areas.” (It’s a really long profile, and that’s maybe one percent of it.) He also recently posted contraband photos from the Harry Potter set, which he then took down and tweeted that he was “sent to the naughty step.” Britishisms!
Part of what I like about Twitter is that it’s largely unmediated — it’s the perfect venue for Fry or anyone else to clarify or refute their quotes. Don’t quit over something like this, celebrities! This should be the very reason you use it. Well, that and tweeting “weiners” and “breasts” like Kirstie Alley. That’s fine, too.
Are you with me, PopWatchers? You want @stephenfry to remain active, don’t you?