10 Celebs on Why They'll Never Join Twitter
Don't expect him to be Tweeting at-home selfies with Amal anytime soon: He once told Esquire he thinks famous people who join Twitter are "morons." And it's not just Twitter he's against: Clooney is anti-Facebook, too. At the Toronto Film Festival in 2009, he said, "I'd rather have a rectal examination on live TV by a fellow with cold hands than have a Facebook page." Got it, George.
Imagine, for a moment, if Tina was on Twitter. Each Tweet would be like a deleted scene from 30 Rock making its way into our feed. Fey, however, thinks so too – and that's precisely why the comedienne has stayed off social media. "I guess I just feel like if I had any jokes, I would hold them [for TV]," she told Craig Ferguson.
Her other half, Ashton Kutcher, was one of the first stars to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. But that hasn't prompted Kunis to follow in his footsteps. She told Craig Ferguson that the social network "frightens" her, because she doesn't want to share intimate details about her life. "I don’t think people need to know when I'm going to the restroom," she said.
He may have defeated Voldemort, but it's the power of Twitter that has the Harry Potter star frightened. He told Sky News that "If you go on Twitter and tell everybody what you're doing moment to moment and then claim you want a private life, then no one is going to take that request seriously." If only he could Tweet with the help of an invisibility cloak.
If Thompson was on Twitter, we'd be treated to an endless stream of one-liners with her ballsy British bite. But since she once told Vanity Fair that she'd rather have a root canal than sign up for the social media platform, it seems that day may never come.
Cooper's reluctance to join the Twittersphere stems from his devotion to his craft: He worries that when fans know too much about an actor, it's harder to enjoy their performances on screen. "If I know so much about you and you're playing a character in a movie then that's a lot of work I'm gonna have to do to forget who you are so that I can believe the character and therefore enjoy the movie," he said.
She's the hilarious, down-to-earth, photobombing celeb that the world wants to see on Twitter, but sadly, J Law's Tweeting days may never come. "The idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me," she told BBC Radio. "I don’t really understand what it is, it's this weird enigma that people talk about. And it's fine, I respect that, but no, I will never get a Twitter." Oh Jen, you have plenty of fans who'd love to teach you all about a Twitter!
As Tumblr's most reblogged man (two years in a row!), Cumberbatch has pretty much gained the honorary title of "King of the Internet." So why isn't this royal on Twitter? He doesn't think he'd be very good at it. "I think Tweeting would take so many hours of editing I'd be lost for doing my job," he told a group of fans at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. We're not giving up on this one yet, though.
Jen hasn't joined Twitter in order to both preserve her sanity and keep herself from whiling away the hours Tweeting back at the people talking about her, she claims. If she was on Twitter, she told Yahoo! News, she'd be constantly correcting every rumor about her whirling throughout the web. (Maybe she could take a cue from this crew.)