Thomas Gibson Joins Twitter, Addresses 'Criminal Minds' Firing: 'This Is Not an Ending'

Thomas Gibson has officially joined Twitter.
The former Criminal Minds star, who was fired from the CBS series on Friday following an on-set altercation with a writer, has taken to social media to connect with his fans.
After joining the site late Tuesday afternoon, Gibson has amassed a little over 1,000 followers, and tweeted a handful of times, addressing his fans and "disappointment" over the situation.
"I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support," his first tweet read. I love 'Criminal Minds,' & I'm disappointed by what’s happened," he wrote, hashtagging his own name, #ThomasGibson.
"I'm here on #Twitter so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other," he continued.
"The support you show means the world to me and my family," he added. "This is not an ending, but a beginning as well. Thank you all."
Gibson then responded to a fan who reached out saying they hoped he could "feel the love." "I do, from so many people. And my family I can't thank you enough," he replied.
The 54-year-old actor also took to his Instagram account, which he's had for the last six months, to thank fans for their support.
"I'm here and now also on #Twitter so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other. I really appreciate your support," he wrote.

Soon after, Gibson shared an old pic of himself and his dog. "Hazel and I both looking forward to what's down the road…" he captioned the snap. 

An increased presence on social media isn’t the only move Gibson has made recently. The actor also hired a lawyer after his firing last week.
Skip Miller of Los Angeles-based law firm Miller Barondess confirmed to ET on Sunday that his firm will be representing Gibson.
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