Courtney Love to Stop Twatting

1/11/2011 Posted by Admin

Courtney Love to Stop Twatting

Celebrity (*cough*) News

By our guest blogger, Nick Hanover

A truly momentous occasion has occurred in the Twitter sphere: Courtney Love has shut down her account. And not for some crazy AIDS charity either. For reals this time.

Posting the typically grammatically abstract message of "the shutting down all social media tomorrow first thing, from here on in i have NO Comment, includes FB, Just waiting to be asked!" Love has now removed one of the most entertaining corners of Twitter and we'll just have to get by on Kanye from now on.

The move comes after Love made Twitter and Internet history by becoming the first person to get sued over comments made through the popular social network site. That incident came out of tweets Love posted back in March 2009 about fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, who Love claimed was, as the Hollywood Reporter so helpfully translated, a "drug pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery who lost custody of her own child." Or as we like to call it around here, the pot calling the kettle black.

As Simonrangkir's attorney was quick to point out, "there has never been anything like this case before." Presumably, Love's handlers are worried about what could happen with the case if Love is found guilty of defamation of character since her Twitter feed was a notable treasure trove of defamation, including remarks about everyone from Billy Corgan to Love's own daughter, Frances Bean.

It's difficult to tell at the moment which way the case will go, but if Love loses, which is a distinct possibility given the nature of her comments and her personality as a whole, it could have a tremendous impact on Twitter's relationship with celebrities, who seem to be drawn to the site like flies to honey. While not all celebrities use Twitter the way Love does (but really, does anyone use anything the way Love does?), the case could force an exodus of celebrities whose handlers have gotten panicky about potential court cases. In which case, John Mayer will no longer have anything to blame his failing relationships on.

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