Ashton Kutcher tweets his phone number for 'real connection with real people,' but deletes it soon after
According to reports, the sharing of the number may have been a promotional gimmick for a social media start up
In a bid to have "a real connection" with "real people", actor Ashton Kutcher shared his phone number on Twitter, but soon had to take it down probably overwhelmed by the avalanche of response.
In the since deleted tweet that he posted on Tuesday, Kutcher said, "I miss having a real connection w/ real people. My Community. From now on you can just text me. 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.”
Kutcher, who was one of the early users of Twitter, added his phone number and said, “Yes this is my#” in case anyone had doubts. The 'No Strings Attached' actor, 40 also attached a GIF of himself with the tweet which said, "You are the fabric of who you we are, and we love you!"
The actor had to delete the tweet within a few hours amid the influx of messages. The actor took to twitter and said, "I will repost soon … sms is a fragile beast".
Kutcher, a notable prankster from his days on 'Punk’d', loves to delight his friends and fans with his antics. Some fans who actually got through the number did receive an automated reply which read, "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,” read the text. “Welcome to my Community!"
I will repost soon... sms is a fragile beast— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 30, 2019
According to Wired, the link accompanying the automated text takes us to community.com, which according to its Terms of Service “provides its clients (including influencers, musicians, athletes, brands, actors, their agents, and others, collectively, 'Clients') the ability through a non-exclusive, revocable license to send and receive text messages from users of the Service by using a ten-digit phone number provided by COMMUNITY (the 'COMMUNITY Phone Number').”
“You understand and acknowledge that conversations using the Service are not private conversations with Clients but are intended as messages sent and interactions solely for purposes of promoting and/or advertising the Client and the Client’s products and service,” the ToS further adds.