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He's Back: Conservative Social Media Firebrand James Woods Announces Return From Twitter 'Retirement'


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In late November, conservative actor and producer James Woods announced — after seven years and over 13,000 tweets — that he was 'retiring' from Twitter.

It was a move, media outlets noted at the time, that was prompted by Twitter's crackdown and subsequent banning of numerous accounts associated with the “alt-right.”

To Woods, it was “censorship” that bordered on infringement of his “constitutional right to free speech,” causing him to withdraw from Twitter in protest:

Known for his particularly unfiltered political opinions, Woods' departure left many of his roughly half a million followers stunned, pleading with him to change his mind:

But now, it seems that thanks to this encouragement, it was a 'retirement' that wouldn't last long.

Spurred on by his followers — and, seemingly, his own outspoken nature — Woods announced his return to Twitter early Wednesday morning:

Needless to say, it was nothing short of a belated Christmas gift for his fans:

For all of his followers who had felt Twitter was incomplete without the actor's merciless political opinions, they certainly didn't have to wait long.

On Wednesday afternoon, Woods fired off his observations on the U.N.'s recent resolution against Israel — one which the Obama administration did little to combat:

Over the past year, Woods' relationship with Twitter has been rocky, to say the least.

In mid-2015, for example, he filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against a fellow Twitter user after the individual called him a “cocaine addict” — one which has taken a turn since that individual passed away several months ago.

Nonetheless, there's no doubt that Woods' fans believe that the fiery actor's return to Twitter is reason to celebrate.

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