In Hollyweird news du jour, Ashton Kutcher tweeted out, then deleted his phone number.
The Ranch star said he wanted a "real connection" with the masses.
"I miss having a real connection w/ real people. My Community. From now on you can just text me. I won’t be able to respond to everyone but at least we can be real w/ each other & I can share the unedited latest & greatest in my world," Kutcher, 40, penned in his original message. "Yes this is my #."
But after a more enthusiastic response than he was expecting, he deleted the digits. Here’s what some fans reported getting in response to their texts: "Hey it’s Ashton. This is an autotext to let you know I got your message, everything else will be from me. Make sure you click the link and add yourself to my phone so I can respond to you. Welcome to my Community!"
According to Wired, the text appears to be pinged from a start-up company, which has many calling foul. Lending credence to this theory is a tweet Kutcher sent out Monday: "Changing my social media strategy starting tomorrow. Stay tuned."
CRITICISM FOR FRIENDSHIP WITH DANNY MASTERSON
Meanwhile, Kutcher is also being called out for his friendship with accused rapist and fellow Ranch alum Danny Masterson. On Saturday, the pair were photographed together at a Scientology wedding between Brittany Brisco and Ranch star Justin Mooney.
One of Masterson’s accusers, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, told The Daily Beast: "Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis have positioned themselves as champions for women, children, fighting against sexual abuses and sex trafficking. Public supporters of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up. Ashton and Mila were at the forefront marching in the Women’s March on March 13, 2018, in Los Angeles."
"As much as I applaud them for standing up for women, I am left confused and heartbroken as to why they refuse to stand up for all the women they know who have been violently raped by their friend Danny Masterson."