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The Extra List: Top 5 Celebrity Twitter Quitters

In the wake of his war with American Airlines, during which he was tweeting about the situation, Alec Baldwin decided to suspend his Twitter account.

The "30 Rock" star tweeted, "Let's play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again. But, tonight at 10 PM, NY time, unfollow me."

The actor joins a growing list of celebrities who have left the social networking juggernaut. Here are the top five in the Twitter Quitter club.

Top 5 Twitter Quitters

5. Chris Brown

Brown was known for ranting at his detractors via Twitter — especially when it concerned his former relationship with singer Rihanna — but he finally opted to close his Twitter account altogether in November.

4. Gilbert Gottfried

The comedian stepped in it when he sent out a slate of offensive Twitter missives about the tragic Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March — and it cost him his job as the longtime voice of the Aflac Duck. The offending posts were deleted and although the funnyman's account is still up, the tweets are far more generic.

3. Miley Cyrus

No one is entirely sure why teen singing sensation Miley Cyrus decided to shut down her Twitter account. But it was probably a smart move considering how her recent video jokes about being a pothead are being interpreted.

2. John Mayer

The self-professed tweet-a-holic deactivated his account in 2010 after numerous Twit-tastrophies. His most infamous was calling ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson "sexual napalm."

1. Ashton Kutcher

And the top Twitter Quitter is Kutcher, who was one of the first celebrities to reach 1 million followers when the social networking site first ramped up. The "Two and a Half Men" star didn't quit, exactly, but announced he would now have Twitter management with the firm Katalyst Media, after publicly scolding Penn State over the firing of Joe Paterno, before he read news about the molestation scandal.