James Franco quits Twitter

WENN, Monday, April 4, 2011, 12:07am (PDT)
  • Actor James Franco was forced to shut down his page after upsetting corporate sponsors with his online messages.

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    The "127 Hours" star joined the social networking site earlier this year and attracted plenty of attention -- much of it, negative --with his tweets, which included a swipe at Oscars writer Bruce Vilanch after he criticized Franco's Academy Awards hosting turn. More recently, he posted a photo of himself, surrounded by naked women.

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    But the actor has now deleted his account after revealing not everyone enjoyed reading his blog.

    He tells, "Social media is over ... My thought was 'This is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want.' But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying."

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    Franco admits taking a break from cyberspace may boost his creativity, adding: "If you want to write, make the time. We all have an hour or two a day that can be used for surfing Facebook or writing. No one is going to beg any new writer to write."

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