Thomas Gibson Joins Twitter After ‘Criminal Minds’ Firing: Here Are His 4 Tweets

Newly unemployed actor has about 800 followers in very early going

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Thomas Gibson no longer has a TV show, but he’s still got a platform.

The actor joined Twitter on Tuesday, the week after he was unceremoniously fired from “Criminal Minds” for kicking a writer. TheWrap has confirmed with Gibson’s reps that @ImThomasGibson indeed belongs to the “Dharma & Greg” alum.

At the time of this initial writing, the real Gibson had a hair under 800 followers. He amassed three likes.

Gibson’s very first tweet reads: “I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support. I love ‘Criminal Minds,’ & I’m disappointed by what’s happened.”

The newbie then hash-tagged his own name, something he’s repeated in each original tweet thus far. A few minutes later, Gibson explained that he joined the social media platform “so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other.”

He and former co-star Shemar Moore probably won’t be DM-ing each other any time soon, however. (They’re not quite friends.)

Here are Gibson’s four posts thus far:

Gibson was initially suspended for two weeks stemming from the late-July incident, when he kicked Virgil Williams in the leg. For his part, Gibson said he booted the staffer in retaliation after the man became “aggressive.”

“There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement,” the actor told TheWrap in a statement Thursday. “I regret that it occurred.”

Gibson was not only acting in the Williams-scribed episode but he was also directing the man’s script.

A day later, however, CBS and production company ABC Studios dropped the following bombshell: The man who had starred on all 255 episodes of the procedural would not be coming back to “Criminal Minds,” after all.

“Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from ‘Criminal Minds,” the companies said in a statement. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”

The physical altercation wasn’t Gibson’s first strike: Click here to read a comprehensive timeline of how this all went down. It also better details the beef between him and Moore, who bailed on the series after 11 seasons.