Thomas Gibson has joined the Twitter universe to speak out about his recent firing from Criminal Minds and to connect with fans. He’s attracted about 3,500 followers since joining Twitter on late Tuesday. Here’s a sampling:

Gibson, a Criminal Minds original cast member, first was suspended then fired by ABC Studios on August 12, about two weeks after an on-set incident in which the actor supposedly kicked co-executive producer Virgil Williams. His character, BAU Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, is being written off the show.