When social media was first introduced to the world, it seemed like an amazing tool to help bring together people that would otherwise not be able to stay in contact. Surgeons were able to keep their patients’ families informed on the status of their loved ones, families could post photos to connect across the globe, and celebrities could interact with their fans in a way that was never possible before.
However, social media has become more than just a way to connect in recent years. It has become the focus of things like online bullying, fake followers, catfishing, and self-promotion. Celebrities have not been above these types of negative issues related to social media, and many have had to delete their accounts due to intense scrutiny over their posts. From Twitter wars with fans and fellow celebrities alike to naked photos being posted for all to see, it seems that even celebrities are guilty of oversharing every detail of their personal lives.
While some celebrities are using their personal social media accounts to bring awareness to causes close to their hearts, others are using it to help build up their brand. It’s interesting to see how social media has changed the game in the celebrity world, and has caused the public to view them in a whole new light. Not all celebrities have the integrity that would be expected from someone in such a high level of prominence, and instead they seem to be slumming it like you wouldn’t believe. Check out our list of the top 15 celebrity oversharers on social media, and see how their online presence can affect their public persona.
15. Vin Diesel
When Vin Diesel first appeared in The Fast and the Furious, he quickly took center-stage as the new action film star heartthrob. Yet, something happened along the way that made his star lose some of its luster. Whether it was the abundance of younger heartthrobs like Zac Efron and Shia Labeouf or it was just that Diesel became pigeonholed in his character, the industry wasn’t offering him the type of lead roles that would propel him up the A-list ladder. He was still featured in The Fast and the Furious film series, but not much else. In fact, many would forget about him as a true celebrity if it weren’t for his overwhelming presence on social media. With over 100 million followers on Facebook, he holds the prestigious honor of being the first actor to surpass the 100 million mark. Yet, many have wondered whether or not he truly earned this title, since his most liked post was one where he divulged some personal information regarding the dearly departed, Paul Walker. Some have accused him of exploiting his relationship with Walker to gain popularity by the public, and perhaps a few more movie roles.
14. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
While social media used by celebrities started off as a way to interact with fans and release information about upcoming events, there are some stars that have made a business out of their social media posts. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made a business out of his social media profile by using it to gain fans, increase his star power, and make his presence felt in the industry. His storytelling abilities are unparalleled, which help with creating a positive public persona. From stories of saving his dog from drowning (including photos) to the witty captions to his photo posts, The Rock’s social media sites are pretty much like its own public relations company for his brand. While it has definitely helped to increase his popularity in regards to earning more followers, there are some that feel his constant brand-pushing reeks of desperation. It’s difficult to say what’s worse, the over-designed and corporate looking photos or the throwback photos from his youth. Perhaps it was smart of Johnson to get ahead of the story by releasing the photos himself, but there’s still no excuse for unleashing his previous porn-stache look upon the world.
13. Kevin Hart
When Kevin Hart first made a name for himself as a comedian/actor, it was more than just a little impressive to say the least. Hart had been in a few successful films in the early 2000s, but his career really started to skyrocket after the 2012 hit, Think Like a Man. From there, it seemed like every hit comedy film starred Kevin Hart, not to mention his starring television role on Real Husbands of Hollywood. Yet, many credit his social media presence as the biggest reason behind his excelling career. In fact, studio executives count on Hart’s social media savvy to promote their films. This became blatantly clear during the Sony hack incident, where Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper revealed Hart wanted more than the $3 million to promote the film via his social media. After it was leaked that he referred to Hart as a “whore,” Hart released a statement on Instagram saying, “I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of.” While his statement was admirable, he probably shouldn’t have admitted that he used his social media to promote his “brand” rather than to connect with fans.
12. Justin Bieber
While all celebrities have their own fair share of fanatics in their fan base, it’s undeniable that Justin Bieber fans have a tendency to go a bit overboard. Fans have been known to swarm and claw at him during meet-and-greets, and even get irate when he doesn’t stop to sign autographs. Yet, it’s surprising that the public hasn’t got enough of this “Baby” singer, especially since he’s known for sharing anything and everything via his social media sites. He’s notorious for posting shirtless pics on social media, and even a bubble bath photo or a naked butt shot or two. While those types of posts are bad enough, it’s the divulging of personal information that really takes the cake for Bieber. The most recent dialogue on Instagram involved Bieber addressing Selena Gomez fans for talking badly about his photos with new girlfriend, Sofia Richie. Gomez called him out by saying that it was his own fault for sharing something that should remain private, but Bieber took offense and accused her of cheating with Zayn Malik when they were dating. All of this negative publicity doesn’t seem like a smart move, since he’s already dug quite a deep hole for himself with his public persona.
Rihanna has come under fire in recent years because her presence on social media has become far more edgier than her earlier years when she first arrived from Barbados. Some of her more provocative social media posts involved some that eluded to drug use, and even one romping with a stripper covered in money on Instagram. She was slammed by critics that said she wasn’t portraying her best self as a role model to young girls, but Rihanna continually refuted her willingness to fulfill the expectations of a “role model.” Some can forgive the fact that she should be allowed to post photos of her personal interests, even if that consists of naked stripper photos. Yet, there was an incident in 2014 that was much more difficult to forgive. Inspired by an ensemble Rihanna wore on the red carpet, 16-year-old Alexis Carter posted a photo of what she thought was a similar dress she wore to prom. Not only was she ridiculed by all of Twitter with the hashtag #PromBat, but Rihanna even posted a few tweets also making fun of the dress. Rihanna should definitely have accepted the imitation as flattery, or at least refrained from sharing her true feelings about the dress.
Beyonce’s incredible star power has put her on a pedestal where the public would assume she is above all the nonsense typically associated with low rank celebrities. Beyonce would never telephone the paparazzi to tell them where she is, and she definitely wouldn’t digitally alter her social media photos—or would she? Ever since she embarked on her solo career, she has had an ultra large fanbase, which has included a huge following online. Beyonce’s legion of fans, The Beyhive, are fiercely loyal to her and have helped perpetuate her presence online. While she has used the Internet to promote her concerts and events, she has also strived to make her social media sites look very casual in sharing personal moments with her fans. Yet, some have noticed that many of her photo posts look contrived, and there are even some that have been digitally altered. Instances where she was caught Photoshopping her Instagram photos to create a thigh gap were a huge disappointed to her fans, especially coming from the woman that gave us “Bootylicious.”
9. Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans is no stranger to controversy, especially since he donned “white face” during the 2004 film, White Chicks. The same can be said about his online presence, since he had a highly publicized feud with fellow comedian, Kevin Hart. Yet, that feud was pretty hilarious to followers since it involved some great clothing criticisms and ultra-witty back-and-forth. However, one of his 2014 Instagram posts wasn’t getting the same amount of love. While attending a Beyonce/Jay Z concert, Marlon took a selfie while including a Caucasian woman standing next to him. The caption read, “Man I got the most UNRHYTHMIC WHITE WOMAN dancing next to me at the jay and bay concert… This b**** dancing to AC/DC.” The public pounced on Wayans, and called him out as a racist. So, he probably should have kept that little comment to himself. In the meantime, the woman was later revealed to be none other than Australian singer, Delta Goodrem. She clapped back online with a video of Seinfeld’s famous thumb dance video of Elaine Benes, with the caption, “Had a blast last night.” Not only did the incident make him look bad as a human being, but it made him look bad as a comedian, since he got schooled by his “victim.”
8. Khloe Kardashian
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Khloe Kardashian is a bigger oversharer on social media, since she is the little sister of Kim. She has shared a fair amount of half naked clothing, and of course, she never fails to promote some questionable products for financial gain. Yet, it’s the feuding she partakes in that really has people wishing she would deactivate her social media accounts. The biggest incident involved a back-and-forth between her and Chloe Grace Moretz. It became Khloe vs. Chloe online, but it was Moretz that ultimately won the battle. Moretz made the comment, “Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what’s ACTUALLY happing in the REAL world,” which referenced the Kardashians need to show off their female parts for all to see. Kardashian replied with a photo of Moretz wearing a red bikini that is accidentally pushed to the side to reveal her derriere, with the caption, “Is this the hole you’re referring to @ChloeGMoretz???” However, it was later revealed that the girl in the photo was not Moretz, and just a girl that unfortunately had her “hole” plastered on social media. Once the mix-up was cleared up, it only made Kardashian look even more foolish.
7. Amber Rose
When Amber Rose was first introduced to the public, she was simply known as the mystery woman on the arm of Kanye West on the red carpet. She was often seen but seldom heard, and information on this mystery woman seemed to trickle in at an incredibly slow rate. Even after the two split, she was always very tight-lipped about her relationship with West. However, once she became the “baby mama” to Wiz Khalifa, she seemed to get more emboldened. Her social media presence was always filled with overshares, since she became known for posting nude photos and questionable parenting modes. Yet, it wasn’t until she got involved in the Twitter feud between Khalifa and West that the true TMI began. After being called out for being a former stripper (among other damning tweets), Rose finally clapped back with the statement, “Awww @kanyewest are you mad I’m not around to play in ur a**hole anymore?” With gay rumors swirling around West for years, this created a huge sensation on the Internet. Perhaps Rose should have kept this little tidbit of information to herself.
6. Dani Mathers
Dani Mathers, the 2015 Playmate of the Year, has garnered a lot of attention for her out of this world hour glass figure and stellar good looks. Many have likened her to a young Anna Nicole Smith, and have commended her for her confidence as a buxom blonde. However, her most recent stunt on Snapchat may have people admiring her from behind bars. While visiting an LA Fitness in Los Angeles, Mathers disregarded the gym’s policy regarding cell phone usage and photography in the locker rooms. She took a photo of a woman in her 70’s, completely nude in the locker room with the caption, “If I can’t unsee this, then you can’t either.” Not only did people slam her for fat-shaming, but the woman has since come forward and has decided to press charges. The LA Police Department Assault Division took up the case for “disseminating private images” and the hashtag #ArrestDaniMathers has flooded social media. LA Fitness has banned Mathers from all of their facilities for life, and released a damning statement about her behavior.
5. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has always been known for oversharing, ever since she was made famous by the sex tape she made with Ray J. Yet, as her star began to rise, she seemed to be even more willing to fully expose all of her personal details to the public. She’s not above posting a plethora of scantily clad selfies, and even endorse products for financial gain on her social media sites. Yet, her most recent blunder comes with a much higher consequence than just self-degradation. Putting herself in the middle of the feud between her husband, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift, Kardashian posted a secretly taped conversation to Snapchat for the world to see. The video featured Kanye West calling Taylor Swift to talk about his upcoming song that featured lyrics about the “Shake It Off” singer. Swift seemed fine with it, but then became super upset once the song was released. Kardashian released the Snapchat video in an effort to show how Swift actually knew about it prior to the release. Yet, it brought up certain questions of legality, since Swift did not give permission to be taped and was recorded secretly. Perhaps, Kardashian should never have posted the video because then no one would have ever known.
4. Chris Brown
After the 2009 Rihanna incident involving the assault charge, Chris Brown became one of the world’s most hated celebrities. It seemed like it would take a massive amount of positive public relations stunts to get him out of the hole he had dug for himself. Yet, that wasn’t the route Brown was going to take. Instead, he went on a downward spiral that included everything from Twitter wars to bizarre behavior and arrests. From homophobic slurs to saying that Cher needed “a beating,” Brown wasn’t going to get back in the public’s good graces anytime soon. Yet, when he became a father, people still hoped he would turn his life around. Instead, he became at odds with his baby’s mother, and posted their feud for all to see. In one post, he commented on how his child was being over-sexualized in a photo. The photo in question was of the little girl in a ballet-style ensemble and leg warmers, which the mother defended by saying, “If anybody thinks something is wrong with a baby…mad at the world in dance class… in her TUTU… U need to go pray!” Perhaps Brown should have kept his views against tutus to himself because it only made him look even crazier in the eyes of the public.
3. Rita Ora
When Rita Ora was first introduced to the public, people weren’t quite sure who she was or why she was even famous. While it was obvious that she was a beautiful woman, she didn’t have the same following in the U.S. as she did across the pond. Yet, her social media presence has definitely helped in getting her more recognized as a celebrity, but not always in the best light. Most of her posts are actually pretty desperate, since she often promotes her music in a way that seems more like begging that promoting. With tweets like, “Dropping my new song Monday if this gets 100,000 retweets,” she definitely isn’t at the music status akin to Beyonce. However, it was the Twitter war between her and her ex, Rob Kardashian, that seemed to bring her the most fame. Kardashian tweeted, “She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together.” That definitely didn’t make Ora look good, but if she would have kept silent about it, perhaps the world would just have taken it as talk from a scorned ex. Instead, Ora tweeted, “Rob’s d*** was wack, I had to go get it somewhere else.”
2. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has made a reputation for himself as a well-respected actor, and a comeback king due to his success on 30 Rock. Yet, he’s also created a reputation of being a little more than a hothead. From his outbursts against paparazzi to the telephone rant against his 11-year-old daughter where he called her a “thoughtless little pig,” the world has come to know a different side of this beloved Baldwin brother. Taking to social media on a number of occasions, it shouldn’t surprise followers that he doesn’t hold back in letting his true feelings known. However, it is surprising that he would share things that would have probably faded into dust without his acknowledgement. After attending the funeral of James Gandolfini, an article was published by The Daily Mail saying that Baldwin’s wife was actually tweeting during the service. In true Baldwin form, he took to Twitter to defend his wife (and call out the writer, George Stark). While it was bad enough that he made yet another homophobic reference to Stark, the fact that he shared the article to his followers just shows that Baldwin continues to make things worse through his social media posts.
1. Amanda Bynes
When Amanda Bynes was first introduced to audiences through The WB and Nickelodeon, no one could have predicted how drastically her public persona would change. While transitioning into adulthood, her behavior seemed to get even more bizarre with each new post on social media. Although the half-naked photos were enough to cause alarm, it was the written posts that were the most disturbing. From calling out to Drake to “murder” her lady parts to telling Rihanna, “Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough,” the public soon learned that Bynes was far from her Nickelodeon character. Yet, it was her statements about her father that drew the most heat. She took to Twitter, and accused her father of sexually, physically, and verbally abusing her as a child, but then later retracted her statements. Her mother released her own statement, saying that the accusations stem from her mental state. It’s hard to say which of her many statements were the overshare, but presumably they all were.
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