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That doesn't mean, however, that he's run out of things to say.
Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy, has been a very vocal party during all of this controversy with AMC. However, when it was announced yesterday that Breaking Bad has been renewed by the network for a final season, Kurt was surprisingly quiet. Not a single tweet escaped his page. No ranting or raving of any kind was to be found anywhere on his site.
Well, we've since learned that Kurt has decided to end his time on Twitter. Why? Gee, why does anyone quit Twitter really? How about we read his blog post, which is well beyond 140 characters (ding, ding, ding) and see if we can't figure it out. Kurt writes:
“I’m a guy desperately in need of buffers. I have big feelings, big reactions, big emotions. All the things that serve me as an artist, but challenge me as a socially-responsible human being. I’ve learned in most areas of my life, to bounce heated choices off other people. Co-workers, my agent, my wife, a sponsor, etc. A majority of the time, that keeps me on the right side of things. With Twitter, there was no buffer, just me, my big feelings and my big opinions. I don’t regret any tweet, nor do I apologize. Everything I said was done in the spirit of social conversation, free speech and was my opinion. Right or wrong, I said it, I own it.
I also don’t blame anyone for my exit. No one chased me away except me. Yes, the lazy blogosphere has given up on journalism and now trolls Twitter for their on-the-record in-depth articles. Yes, the hate outweighs the love. But my deactivation was pretty much self-preservation. Eventually, I would have said something that got me or someone else buried in a suffocating pile of irrevocable toxic man s–t … The whole Twitter phenomenon is really indicative of what’s happening in this country. And I say this in condemnation of myself as much as anyone else — we are growing into a nation that has no time, desire or capacity for truth. All we can handle is 140 characters of knowledge. Headlines, spin, soundbites. We want other people to tell us what we should think. It’s just cleaner and easier that way. Awareness, compromise and understanding are no longer tools in our social toolkit.”
Now that … was very well said.
We don't feel like we've heard the last from Kurt quite yet, and frankly, we hope we don't, so long as he stays on par with this.
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