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

by Jennifer Drysdale 12:23 PM PDT, August 17, 2016
Playing 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.

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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.

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"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.

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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. 

Hazel and I both looking forward to what's down the road...

A photo posted by @thomasgibsonofficial on

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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.

See more in the video below.

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