EA Crashes Kutcher’s Publicity Stunt

After making millions of dollars simulating real life, EA’s The Sims 3 is supporting Ashton Kutcher’s reality TV show-style throw down against Ted Turner by donating some of those dollars.

Kutcher announced on YouTube, this week, that if his number of Twitter followers hit a million before CNN Breaking News’ followers, he would punk Turner. Specifically, he threatened to “ding-dong ditch” the CNN founder’s home.

Kutcher won late last night. At 9:42 a.m. he posted: “Thanks for the congrats but it’s your victory. I can’t follow myself. Getting ready for Oprah.”

EA will give Kutcher’s millionth follower, at Twitter.com/aplusk, a copy of its entire 2009 portfolio of games for the console of their choice. It will also create a character based on the follower, who was Mike Satre, for The Sims 3.

Kutcher also said he will donate 10,000 mosquito bed nets to charity for World Malaria Day on April 24. EA has pledged 5,000 nets in the name of the millionth follower as well.