Shocker of the Week: Miley Cyrus Quits Twitter!

Blair Hanley Frank

In a development that has sent shock waves through the entire Internet, Miley Cyrus, star of Hannah Montana, and daughter of Billy Ray, has ceased using Twitter. The outcry has been so severe, she has even earned her own hashtag, #mileycomeback. For those of you who don’t know, a hashtag is something Twitterers use to reference a certain event or person, who in this case, is Ms. Cyrus.

Billy Ray, for better or worse, is vehemently opposed to this idea, saying “Miley. You are a light in a world of darkness. You were born”Destiny Hope Cyrus” for a reason.You can’t leave everyone now.We r countin on u”.

According to multiple sources, Cyrus’ last tweet was: “FYI Liam doesn’t have a twttr & he wants ME 2 delete mine w/ gd reason,” a reference to Liam Hemsworth, her co-star for the upcoming film “The Last Song.”

As I noted in my column on Twitter, Twitter isn’t for everyone. Is it so hard for people to realize that Miley has discovered Twitter isn’t her thing? Apparently it is. The story has been picked up by the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian, just to name a few major media outlets. That’s amazing.

Why are people so incensed? From a quick overview of   her Twitter page in Google’s cache, I can see why people are missing her so much. After all, who wouldn’t miss such pearls of wisdom as: “Me: Noah, will you get me 2 popsicles? Her: How big of a pig are you? Do you want me to get the whole fridge?!?! So much for Nurse Noah ha,” or “I don’t know who I love more…. Prince Eric or John Smith. Ughh these Disney movies are so romantic.”

Personally, I know I wish Ms. Cyrus the best in her Twitter-less endeavors, if for no other reason than to raise the overall good grammar to bad grammar quotient on Twitter.