ashton-tweets-no-more.jpgAshton Kutcher was once a pioneer of Twitter. In 2009 he challenged CNN to see who could reach 1 million followers first, and won.

Two short years later, he has more than 8 million followers and, especially with recent months of heated news over his alleged cheating on wife Demi Moore, his Twitter account is monitored constantly by the media and fans.

On Wednesday, the actor got major heat for Tweeting that Penn State University coach Joe Paterno's firing was unfair. Kutcher, an advocate in the fight against child sex abuse, quickly apologized (also via Twitter.) He said he did not know the full story -- that Paterno allegedly ignored that one of his assistant coaches had sexually abused young boys.

On Thursday, Kutcher Tweeted a blog post in which he says that Twitter has become too much for him, and he will handle the management feed over to his production company team, Katalyst Media.

    "As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error. ... twitter has grown into a mass publishing platform, where ones tweets quickly become news that is broadcasted around the world ... I feel responsible for delivering an informed opinion and not spreading gossip or rumors through my twitter feed."

Kutcher said he instantly received, "... a hailstorm of responses calling me an 'idiot' and several other expletives that I've become accustom to hearing for almost anything I post" after the Paterno Tweet.

Read Kutcher's full blog after the jump.