Why Sons of Anarchy Boss Kurt Sutter Quit Twitter
Kurt Sutter, the often outspoken creator of Sons of Anarchy, quit Twitter over the weekend, after inciting a slew of headlines with a tweet that blamed Mad Men creator Matt Weiner for demanding so much money out of AMC that they were forced to fire Walking Dead's Frank Darabont as part of budget cutting.
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Last week, Sutter took AMC to task for Darabont's ouster on Twitter, saying Weiner's contract negotiations caused all the turmoil. "Why Darabont got fired — Weiner. He held AMC hostage, broke their bank, budgets were slashed, sh-- rolled down hill onto [Breaking Bad showrunner Vince] Gilligan and Frank.
"No one else wants to f---ing say it, but the greed of Mad Men is killing the other two best shows on TV — Breaking Bad and Walking Dead."
Sutter later went on to clarify his remarks. "This is not me vs. Matt," he wrote. "The issue is that AMC should not have compromised their other shows to appease his $$ demands. It was bad business."
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This isn't Sutter's first tirade on Twitter — back in July, Sutter mocked the out-of-touch Emmy voters for not giving Sons of Anarchy any love — but it does seem to be his last. Sutter's tweets are no longer available after he pulled down his Twitter account. On his blog, Sutter insisted no one chased him off Twitter except himself. "My exit from Twitter was quite simple and, c'mon, let's face it, pretty f---ing obvious -- I'm a guy desperately in need of buffers," he wrote. "I have big feelings, big reactions, big emotions. All the things that serve me as an artist, but challenge me as a socially-responsible human being.
"I don't regret any tweet, nor do I apologize," he continued. "Everything I said was done in the spirit of social conversation, free speech and was my opinion. Right or wrong, I said it, I own it."