Social media allows stars to express their innermost thoughts in a way that will instantly reach fans. Unfortunately, some celebs do not think before they tweet. How much damage can you do to a career in 140 characters or less?
Which 14 tweeting celebs are walking Hollywood PR nightmares?
14. 50 Cent
50 Cent has gained notoriety for his offensive tweets, proving that you morph into a jerk when your best album sales are more than 10 years behind you. The un-PC rapper has insulted children with special needs and autistic individuals, tweeting “I don’t want no special ed kids on my time line go follow somebody else “and “you look autistic”.
13. Dean McDermott
Dean McDermott got the Husband of the Year award after “posting a photo of his son on Twitter, which also featured a topless Tori Spelling in the background. The photo was deleted minutes later, but not before it went viral. McDermott claims he tweeted the pic without noticing the perched knockers in the background. Suuuure buddy!
12. Kenneth Cole
Responding to news of the Syrian crisis, Kenneth Cole reminded everyone of what was really most important: footwear. The designer insensitively tweeted, “Boots on the ground’ or not, let’s not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers. #Footwear”. Cole had apologized once before for using the protests in Cairo to promote his new collection, but obviously just doesn’t get it.
11. Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin deleted his Twitter account for the third time after losing his cool and threatening George Stark, a Daily Mail reporter who claimed that Baldwin’s wife was tweeting during the funeral of James Gandolfini. He even urged his fans to attack the reporter. Can you say: anger management?
10. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker learned that it’s a cruel, cruel, online world. After the maternity of her twins was called into question, SJP tweeted a series of angry rebuttals, calling the tweeter “unfortunate” and “unkind” and cruel. The actress later told E! she was afraid of social media because people could be so mean. Bless her heart.
9. Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane went on a Twitter tirade about his alleged sexual exploits with Fantasia, Mya, Tiny, Iggy Azalea, Ciara, Monica, Taraji P. Henson and Nicki Minaj. The legally embroiled rapper also shared his disdain for fellow rappers Drake, Waka Flaka, Tyga and Atlantic Records execs. Talk about burning your bridges! Gucci is currently in jail for gun possession charges.
8. Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes reportedly regrets her bizarre tweet from last year: “I want Drake to murder my vag**a.” Allegedly on the upswing, the troubled actress has settled her 2012 DUI case, received mental health treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, stopped smoking marijuana and enrolled in school. Maybe next she’ll apologize for her tweets to Rihanna, claiming Chris Brown beat the singer for being ugly, and to Perez Hilton for tweeting he should kill himself. One day at a time.
7. Rob Kardashian
Rob Kardashian blasted Rita Ora on Twitter claiming that she cheated with him with over 20 guys. When Rita tweeted that he was a bad lover, Rob responded that he impregnated her. Even the queen of overexposure, older sis Kim Kardashian, felt his twitter diss was in poor taste. Rob told Us Weekly: “I don’t want people to think I’m being a b*tch.” Too late.
6. Demi Moore
Ex-wife of the Twitter King Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, took a tweet from Kim Kardashian way too seriously. After a night out with friends LaLa Vasquez, Serena Williams and Kelly Rowland, Kim tweeted a pic with the words “big pimpin'”, which set Demi off. Clearly having missed the cultural reference due to a generation gap, the veteran actress tweeted: “…a pimp and pimping is nothing more than a slave owner!” Kim kindly responded that she was referring to a song. Awkward!
5. Jaden Smith
Labeled “cringe-worthy” by Complex magazine, Jaden Smith’s tweets may be the most unexciting thing about him. With gems like “How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren’t Real,” Smith’s tweets inspire bathroom philosophers everywhere. The rest of us, not so much.
4. Kanye West
Known for his emotional outbursts and nonsensical verbal rants, Kanye West’s tweets are just as colorful. The soon-to-be hubby of Kim Kardashian recently surprised host Jimmy Kimmel by insulting the comedian’s looks, comedic talent and sexual prowess on Twitter in response to a skit on Kimmel’s show spoofing West using child actors. West later deleted his twitter explosion.
3. Kelly Osbourne
Outspoken E! host, Kelly Osbourne, employs her e-courage to make insults via Twitter. Kelly has trashed her former fiancé, Paris Hilton and others over the social network. Osbourne attacked Lady Gaga after she tweeted a photo with Kelly’s mother, Sharon Osbourne, holding a birthday cake for Kelly. Gaga tweeted in reply: “I didn’t know it was your B-day until this afternoon. Meant as a peace offering. Happy Birthday.” Sheesh. Twittervention anyone?
2. Chris Brown
From uploading photos flaunting his admiration for cannabis to Twitter beefs, Chris Brown has had more than his fair share of tweeting controversy. Brown even deleted his Twitter page after a particularly crude tweet battle with comedy writer, Jenny Jones, got national attention. She won.
1. Anthony Weiner
Even after losing his seat in Congress due to a Twitter scandal, Anthony Weiner remains an active tweeter. Weiner was removed from office after tweeting a link to a photo of his man parts to a woman who was not his wife. Not having learned his lesson, the digital horndog refused to leave the 2013 New York City mayoral race after being involved in a tabloid sexting scandal.