HefnerRespondsTwitter230.jpgHugh Hefner announced Monday that he has a new girlfriend, 27-year-old playmate Shera Bechard, only a few weeks after fiancee Crystal Harris called off their June 18 wedding. After the announcement, many who were on Hugh's side post-dumping seemed to turn, scolding the mogul on Twitter for his fast rebound.

But Hugh, not to be deterred from his blondes, is rebutting.

85-year-old Hugh clarified on Twitter that "the interest in Shera came after the stunner from Crystal," and said:

    " ... a new girlfriend is the only logical response to heartbreak."

Said one follower: "It kind of shows you really treat women as nothing when you get a new girlfriend just days after you and Crystal broke up." Hef responded, "What's your remedy for a broken heart?"

"How can I feel badly about dealing with what has been a truly devastating experience" Hef asked.

What do you think of Hef having a new lady already?