If you’re a Twitter user with a couple of hundred followers, accidentally tweeting your phone number may result in one or two unwanted calls from people you don’t know.
If, on the other hand, you’re a Twitter user with 5.5 million followers, accidentally tweeting your number is going to result in a whole lot more hassle. But according to a New York Post report, that’s exactly what movie and TV actor Charlie Sheen did.
The former Two and a Half Men star, who describes himself on his Twitter page as an “unemployed winner,” had meant to direct message clean-cut teenage singer Justin Bieber (who’s taking lessons from who here?).
“310-954-7277 Call me bro. C,” Sheen wrote in the tweet while dining in a Las Vegas restaurant. After realizing his error, he quickly removed it, though not before it was retweeted by a number of his followers.
Not entirely unexpectedly, his phone reportedly began vibrating itself into oblivion as a vast number of a his Twitter followers set about messaging and calling him. “It was ringing wildly, and he got 1,800 text messages in minutes,” one source dining at the restaurant told the NYP.
Apparently, Charlie could see the funny side and decided to have a little fun with the situation. “[He] answered the phone a few times, saying things like ‘Ray’s Pizza’ and ‘Winning,’” the source said, adding, “But his phone just continued ringing and buzzing and eventually just completely melted down. Charlie was like, ‘I guess I need a new phone.’” Of the phone calls that Charlie took, one assumes most callers opened with the line, “Hey, it’s Justin.”
Sheen joined Twitter back in March at around the time he was fired from the hit show Two and a Half Men, a role which made him the highest paid actor on American television. Within only an hour of joining the microblogging site, he had 100,000 followers.
Oh, and in case you were thinking of giving Charlie a call to find out how’s he’s been doing lately, don’t bother. The number has since been disconnected.
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