Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account Sunday night amid negative attention stemming from a nasty exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson. The vitriolic, NSFW exchange started when Johnson responded to Brown's tweet of "I look old as f***! I'm only 23..." with "Being a worthless piece of s*** can really age a person" and went south from there.
"I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing," Johnson later added. She also shared a link to an MTV story that detailed Brown's February 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, with whom he has since reconciled. (In fact, Rihanna, herself an avid tweeter, shared a shirtless photo of Brown just the night before.)
Brown maintained a nonchalant attitude about the conversation at first but appeared to be affected by the conversation several hours after it had ended. He tweeted, "Just ask Rihanna if she mad?" and followed up with a line about how society was immature. He then deleted his Twitter account altogether.
Get some help. Seriously. RT @chrisbrown: Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) November 26, 2012
This isn't the first time Brown, who was listed as having 11.5 million followers on the social media network, has done away with his Twitter account. The singer quit Twitter once in 2009, and again in November 2011, after ranting about -- you guessed it -- the Rihanna incident. "I don't say s**t to anybody and everyone feels its cool to attack me. GROWN ADULTS!!!! that s**t happened three years ago!" he wrote at the time.
What do you think, readers? It is a good thing that Brown has quit Twitter, or should Johnson have kept her thoughts to herself? Did you follow Brown on Twitter? Sound off in the comments below.
UPDATE: After a very brief break from the social networking site, Brown rejoined Twitter early Monday afternoon.