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Posted at 1:34 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Demi Moore, saving the world one tweet at a time?

By Liz Kelly

Last week, Demi Moore averted the suicide of one of her fans. This weekend, in a rather civilized Twitter feud, she single-handedly took on that hotsy-totsy Kim Kardashian for "glorifying pimp culture."

Now, there are many things for which one could take Kim K. to task, so kudos to Demi for jumping in somewhere, anywhere.

Here's what happened: Kardashian snapped a photo of herself hanging out with Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland and La La Vasquez (a cast-off MTV VJ) and posted it to Twitpic with the captioned it "Big pimpin." Then, Demi -- who is possessed of much spare time and goes by the Twitter handle @MrsKutcher -- immediately fired off a few tweets to Kardashian explaining that "pimps" are slave owners and using a word like "pimpin" glorifies pimp culture. Kardashian then explained that "Big pimpin'" is the title of a Jay-Z song and, we are to infer, it is therefore not her fault that such an evil word has been appropriated by urban slang. To which Moore backed off, but not before letting us all know that she is not afraid to sacrifice a few Jay-Z songs for the greater good:

"2 create change U have 2 be willing 2 take a risk and be willing 2 provoke thought & conversation."

And not be afraid 2 liberally pepper one's written word with the number 2. Cuz you can't use 2 many 2 make your point. But "Thought and conversation?" With Kim Kardashian? Surely you jest, MrsKutcher.

Other recent Twitter-enabled celeb feuds:

-- Courtney Love vs. Lily Allen: Allen posted an unflattering pic of Love. Much drama ensued.

-- Kirstie Alley vs. Joy Behar: Alley took exception to Behar's "View" comments about Tiger Woods, calling her "a self righteous cooz head."

-- Eminem vs. Nick Cannon: Cannon was unhappy with some of Em's lyrics about Mariah Carey.

-- And, as detailed in this LA Times article, Demi Moore vs. Perez Hilton, Chris Brown vs. Wendy Williams and Spencer Pratt vs. Ryan Seacrest.

By Liz Kelly  | March 29, 2010; 1:34 PM ET
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trying really, really hard 2 care.

nope. not gonna happen.

Posted by: dablues1 | March 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I agree w/ Demi. The Kartrashians do glorify a lot of yucky things, like being useless, spoiled whiners with no values and a sense of entitlement bigger than Kim's bum, but also pimp culture, as Kim is basically a prostitute (i.e., sells her body to the highest bidder). Not sure if this is what Demi meant but it's my opinion. The other sister -- whichever one just had a baby -- has a baby daddy who LOOKS like a pimp.

Posted by: Californian11 | March 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Somewhere in one of the circles of Hell, souls are condemned to read the fatuous Twitter feeds of celebrities.

Posted by: MStreet1 | March 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Demi. Pimping is slave owning, it is a not a lifestyle to emulate. Just because Jay-Z is dumb enough to glorify owning slaves, does not make it right.

I would give you a legal cite that explains exactly how pimping is slave owning.

Posted by: epjd | March 29, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Allen posted an unflattering pic of Love.

You mean there are any recent flattering ones?

Re the usage of "2": Not my personal style. However, in all fairness, Sinead O'Connor sprinkled them, as well as "u" (you), liberally throughout her live WaPo online chat last week re the Vatican and child abuse in Ireland, and no one's ever accused her of lacking gravitas.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 29, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

It's all Prince's fault. He wrote "Nothing Compare 2 U" and "I Would Die 4 U" etc.

As for Demi, anyone who exposes (no pun intended) the Kartrashians -- i.e., shows them as the bags of bland air they are -- is OK by me. That family makes Paris Hilton (and Perez Hilton too, for that matter) seem almost relevant.

Then again, perhaps the moviegoing public disagrees, or at least, the owners of my local cineplex. Yesterday, one the on-screen ads before the previews before "How to Tame Your Dragon" (you know, the fluff about where Bruce Willis went to college or what movie Meryl won her first Oscar for, etc.) was about Khloe K!

Somewhere, real actors and actresses weep.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 29, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I never ever thought I would be on Kim Kardashian's side but I am on this one. Language evolves and definitions change, usually through pop culture. The original definition for "pimp" used to refer to someone who was dressing to impress. Then it was used to refer to a ladies man, then a snitch. Only recently was it used to refer to one who manages prostitutes, to put it nicely. Even more recently, it is reverting back to its original use, meaning to "deck out" as in "Pimp my Ride". It's clear Kim is not promoting slavery and Demi is being holier than thou.

Posted by: hodie2 | March 30, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

MStreet1 said "Somewhere in one of the circles of Hell, souls are condemned to read the fatuous Twitter feeds of celebrities."


Posted by: smynola06 | March 30, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

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