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Charlie Sheen: I Twitter for Cash!

3/3/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen told TMZ ... the reason he's taken up Twitter is simple -- it's a "cash cow."

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Sheen told us ... his primary motivation behind the new ramblings is that he can score a fortune through advertising.  To give this some context, Kim Kardashian is reportedly pulling in $10,000 per tweet.

We pressed him more, and Charlie interrupted by saying, "Mike, I'm unemployed!"

In just 48 hours, Charlie has attracted 1.1 million followers. 

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31.

Pookie    

No, Charlie, you're losing. You've lost your job, you've lost your kids, and you've lost your mind. You don't "need" money, you "want" money so that you can continue to finance your drug habit and pay the hookers that live with you. Pitiful.

1229 days ago
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Karen    

What would be funny is if everyone started to dump Charlie from their twitter. #dump@charliesheen #LOSING

1229 days ago
33.

Sarah    

Actually, Kim K. pulls 20K per tweet!

1229 days ago
34.

Karen    

#dump@charliesheen #LOSING

1229 days ago
35.

soulofanangel    


Put Charlie Sheen on a "new" series....

MAD MEN - with fallen star Charlie Sheen, and his buddies, the dictators of the world.

1229 days ago
36.

Jolie    

You don't have to sign up to follow Charlie Sheen to follow his tweets, just do a search to read them, right?

Charlie is being enabled by the twitter followers. The large numbers confirm his own delusions of how wonderful he and his lifestyle are. Some folks are actually encouraging his current behavior. It's very sad.

I think folks who are following twitter should now "not follow" him. Send a message to him that his behavior is not condoned and supported by most people. The sooner he realizes it, maybe he'll get the help he so obviously, desperately needs.

For those who aren't paying attention: Charlie Sheen has behaved violently towards at least several of the women in his life, even threatening deadly harm to at least two of them. That's not harmless behavior.

This guy was making $1.8 million an episode and some of you are worried about him making ends meet? Hahahahaha

1229 days ago
37.

yup    

Sounds like Charlie is "tweaking" more than "tweeting".

1229 days ago
38.

Karen    

#dump@charliesheen #LOSING

1229 days ago
39.

sean    

He said to Mike W. in his backyard if he ever has a twitter or facebook account to just shoot him..Sniper team #2 take him out!! Having your children for a photo-op weekend and trying to keep them from their loving grandparents is selfish and unhealthy when he was going nuts in the N.Y hotel his 2 little girls were across the hall.He is a sperm donor and a deadbeat dad...

1229 days ago
40.

jack-55d79    

Looks like Spencer Pratt has been taken-on, at least in an advisory role. A joke - but would maybe be the same result. He'll be a twitter success. I have no doubt people will follow him, with his profile, if only to see what he does or says next. Rather than empathy a freakshow. And existing fans will follow too because they liked his show.

I don't think the twitter success signifies 'winning'. I think selling stuff unrelated to Charlie Sheen or his life on Twitter, becasuse he has a lot of Twitter followers is something people far down the ladder like Kim K or Lindsay Lohan do (not stuff they're making - endorsements etc.). It's not like George Foreman, with his grill.

1229 days ago
41.

Karen    

#dump@charliesheen #LOSING

1229 days ago
42.

L    

What about shooting Kelly Preston? I don't think she's questionable. He is a violent man and when he's impotent (often) he lashes out with the only working 'pistol' he has.

1229 days ago
43.

Wishes    

To "bytherock" - you sound suspiciously like Charlie. Hmmmm.....

1229 days ago
44.

jim    

Slippery Harvey making more revenue on Charlie's back....no news here.

1229 days ago
45.

Karen    

#dump@charliesheen #LOSING

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