Sometimes it pays to make sure you know how to use social media correctly. Charlie Sheen reportedly tweeted his phone number to his millions of followers when he meant to just send his number to Justin Bieber.
One might ask why Bieber and Sheen are even friends but I suppose Hollywood connects celebrities from all sorts of different backgrounds and this is likely no different.
His tweet, “310-954-7277 Call me bro. C,” led to roughly 1,800 text message, according to UK’s Daily Mail, and heaven knows how many phone calls from fans looking to have an (awkward?) conversation with the TV/Movie star.
Charlie Sheen was dining with friends in Las Vegas when he realized his phone became suddenly super popular. He did see the humor in the mistake by answering the phone a few times, saying things like ‘Ray’s Pizza’ and ‘Winning.’
There are probably a few people out there that now have good cocktail party discussion:
I called Charlie Sheen when he accidentally posted his number on Twitter and he answered! We talked about how awesome he is and how I have no business talking to him other than being an obsessed fan taking advantage of an unfortunate situation for him. Good times.
Perhaps Sheen will be more careful next time he sends messages out into the world. I feel sorry for whoever gets his old number. People may still be calling, asking for Charlie or simply saying, “Winning” and then hanging up. Oh, it may sound silly but I see it happening. That person is saying, “Dammit, Sheen’s former number!”
I bet there are people that actually get former numbers of celebrities in Hollywood—but unlike me where I get calls from people who are bill collectors for a man named Kevin Garcia, those that have former celebrity phone numbers probably don’t get calls from bill collectors. Perhaps they get calls from plastic surgeons and botox specialists.