When Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher announced their divorce over social media a month ago, we assumed that the first order of business would be for the actress to change her Ashton-centric Twitter handle, @mrskutcher. The two were among the early celebrity adopters, though it seems clear that Demi went along with Ashton’s plan and tied herself to him with her handle, whereas his is the non-relationship-signifying @aplusk. But early this morning, Demi — who hadn’t mentioned her marital troubles over Twitter — tweeted a challenge to other users who must have been harassing her:
changing my twitter name isn’t a top priority right now. sorry it bothers so many of u. should I not tweet until I do?does it really matter?
For the most part she received a flurry of supportive and sympathetic responses, so it’s not clear if it were her 4 million followers egging her on to change the handle. However, one did sum up why other users and/or the press would be pressuring her to drop @mrskutcher: I knw its just a username but it holds the name of the person who everybody thinks betray ur trust & thus should be erase.
Demi does have plenty going on currently; she’s promoting her 1% drama Margin Call, and LOL – where she plays Miley Cyrus‘ overprotective mom – comes out in 2012. Not to mention her advocacy for the Demi and Ashton Foundation to stop the sex trade.
But Demi’s unwillingness to change her Twitter handle doesn’t stop fans from thinking up new names. Us Weekly surveyed its readers in November and came back with two frontrunners: @JustDemi and @MsMoore. But we’re really partial to @djcrumbz’s recent suggestion: @Demilf.