The Monty Python star opened an account on Twitter in October (12), but he has not enjoyed the experience and blames ""rude"" users for putting him off.
In a post on his official blog, Idle writes, ""It gives strangers a chance to be breathtakingly rude to you. In fact being rude to the celebrated may be the main point of Twitter for its adherents. I got one (message) the other day, accusing me of being money-grabbing. I'm not sure of the context in which they found it necessary to search me out and abuse me but I know I hated them instantly. I rarely concern myself with money, and almost never at the start of any project...
""But why should I care so much about a careless tweet from Internet twits? I think it's because their shocking misjudgements of character and what I hold dear insulting. Somehow an insult that pops up on your personal computer has come into your home and my initial response is neither kind nor gentle.""