Sometimes it's tempting to start a fight on social media. You have time to craft the perfect response to whatever they did or said that pissed you off, you don't have to worry about the unpredictability of an in-person confrontation, and you can hide behind a computer screen and just ignore them when they end up shutting your argument down in 150 characters or less. If you have a problem, it's probably best to bring it up with someone face to face, or else you kind of look like a coward.
But celebrities do it all the time. They read some out of context quote a celebrity acquaintance made in reference to them and take it personally. Celebrities are all about throwing shade. It's actually part of their marketing strategy. A good, solid social media feud can get them in the headlines for the day, and then people remember they exist, despite not landing a starring role or releasing any new music for the last 5 years.
Some celebrities get sucked into ridiculous feuds despite their best efforts, while others have a way of attracting the drama, and commenting before thinking. You can always delete a tweet, but chances are, it was already screen shotted and shared a million times. The internet doesn't forget. Here are 10 social media feuds that probably had these celebs hanging their heads in shame.
10 Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift
For all her talk about how important her female friends are to her and why they need to support each other, Taylor Swift sure likes to get into fights with other women. It's no secret that she and Katy Perry have been enemies for awhile now, and her song "Bad Blood" is probably about their feud. Whether it was started by John Mayer (they've both dated him), or some drama involving Katy stealing back up dancers away from Taylor's tour, the two went from friends to enemies pretty quick.
9 Diplo vs. Lorde
8 T.I. vs. Azealia Banks
7 Miley Cyrus vs. Sinead O'Connor
It all started when Miley Cyrus told Rolling Stone magazine that Sinead O'Connor's emotional video for "Nothing Compares 2 U" inspired her own video for "Wrecking Ball". Instead of being flattered, O'Connor wrote Cyrus an open letter urging Miley to think twice about the image she was portraying. “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor wrote, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”
6 Chris Brown vs. Miranda Lambert
Chris Brown and Miranda Lambert don't have much in common other than they are both in the music business. But that hasn't stopped them from fighting over social media. After Brown performed twice at the Grammy's in 2012, Lambert tweeted "Chris Brown twice? I don't get it. He beat on a girl ... Not cool that we act like that didn't happen." She also held up a sign that said "Chris Brown, take notes" during a performance of her song "Gunpowder and Lead" which is about domestic violence.
5 Jon Hamm vs. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian takes a lot of criticism for the way she got famous-- a sex tape followed by a reality show. Mad Men's Jon Hamm made a comment in an interview with ELLE UK about society's obsession with celebrities. "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," he told the magazine. "Being a f--king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
4 Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift
Earlier this year, after the MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to discuss her disappointment over the lack of diversity. Taylor Swift's video for "Bad Blood" was nominated for Video of the Year, while Nicki's "Anaconda" video was snubbed. Nicki tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."
3 LeAnn Rimes vs. Brandi Glanville
There isn't much worse than a feud that was started over a guy. Ever since LeAnn Rimes stole Brandi Glanville's husband, Eddie Cibrian, right out from under her, the two ladies haven't been on friendly terms. And for good reason. Glanville, who was on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hasn't been shy about airing her dirty laundry all over the media, and she mentioned that she'd welcome Rimes onto the reality show.
2 Rihanna vs. Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes started using social media as a way to insult everyone that rubbed her the wrong way around the same time her mental issues rose to the surface. It's been reported that she's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, but neither one can be confirmed for sure. In 2013, she took aim at Rihanna for no obvious reason, tweeting things like "No one wants to be your lover so you call everyone and their mother that I almost named my new dog Rihanna" and "Chris Brown beat you because you aren't pretty enough."
1 Rita Ora vs. Rob Kardashian
British singer Rita Ora and Rob Kardashian dated for no longer than one year, and it didn't end well. After they broke up Rob tweeted "She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart? But I mean 20?!!!" and "How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes all while in a relationship?!” While he never mentioned her by name, it was pretty clear who he was talking about.
Months later, Ora addressed his tweets, saying “I never actually thought it was a relationship in all honesty. I never mentally defined it as boyfriend/girlfriend. When I split up with him I said ‘It’s because I’m never there, I don’t know how to do it.’ That’s all I said… then the rest happened.” That's how a one-sided relationship leads to a one-sided Twitter feud.
Sources: Billboard.com, Complex.com, PopSugar.com, HuffingtonPost.com
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