Social media has changed the way that celebrities interact with their fans — and their fellow celebs. For the first time ever, stars and their followers are able to communicate directly with each other on a daily basis. While social media sites have their perks, they can also be a career killer if not managed properly. On one hand, it’s a promotional tool where celebrities can announce film and album releases, life events, and share their opinions on anything and everything with the public. But how much is too much to share online?
Many famous people have it down to a science. They maintain a presence, sharing fun, personal anecdotes without getting too intimate, and let their publicity team handle the rest. For other, less classy celebrities, social media has become a breeding ground for famous people to publicly fight with each other, as they post controversial tweets and pictures online for the world to see.
Celebrities used to seek therapy and other forms of psychiatric help when struggling to keep their composure. But nowadays, you can find them venting their emotions and frustrations on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and other social media sites. Actors, musicians, professional athletes, and even wannabe politicians—they’ve all been guilty at one point or another of tweeting their personal drama, but the people on this list are guilty of doing it to excess and in the trashiest of ways. So when does posting cross the line from entertaining to annoying? Well here's a look at 15 trashy celebs who shouldn't be allowed on social media!
15 Amanda Bynes
She’s back! After seeing the play-by-play of Amanda Bynes’ mental breakdown over Twitter for the better part of a year, she took a much-needed break from social media. But have no fear, the queen of strange tweets and unusual selfies has returned, and we're all anxiously waiting for the sh*t-show to unfold. At this point, Amanda has made it pretty clear that she's willing to say anything and everything online. From tweeting that she wants “Drake to murder my vagina” to telling Rihanna, “Chris Brown beat you because you’re not pretty enough,” we can't help but laugh out loud at her crazy online antics. Her most bizarre post came in 2014, when she shocked us by accusing her father of sexual abuse when she tweeted, “I need to tell the truth about my dad…My dad was verbally and physically abuse to me as a child.” She had us all on the edge of our seats for 3 hours, wondering if this was true or not, before removing the tweet and blaming the lie on a microchip in her brain. “My dad never did any of those things The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.” Oh Amanda, we've missed you so!
14 Tila Tequila
I guess you could say that social media created and destroyed famous party girl, Tila Tequila. Although Tila has never been the queen of class, she took distasteful tweets to a whole new level, when she actually got herself thrown off of Celebrity Big Brother after tweeting her pro-Nazi views. She kicked off her disturbing stream of tweets by saying, “Happy birthday to my past life historical figure, most epic legend of all time, Mein Furhor, Adolf Hilila! The most high” and added that the two are "soulmates." The 35-year-old avid Trump supporter also shared a Photoshopped picture of herself dressed as a sexy Hitler, and weirdly noted, “The second coming of Christ in the end times prophecy has been fulfilled.” Tequila engaged with several followers who called her out for her offensive remarks by saying, “He was a good guy. He tried to save his people but the reptilians won and ruined his legacy and made him bad.” She even went as far as to declare that she was a reincarnation of Hitler in the present day and tweeted, “I regret I didn’t win WWII but I have come back to rectify the unfortunate situation.” Yeah, there's really no coming back from that, Tila!
13 Farrah Abraham
Attention seeker, Farrah Abraham, is never far from a scandalous headline so why would we expect her social media to be anything short of trashy? She’s picked fights on Twitter with more celebrities then can be counted, but since the day that the “Backdoor Teen Mom’s” sex tape “leaked” all over the Internet, her social media posts regularly fall into the adults only category. This wouldn’t necessarily put her on this list except for the fact that the endless sexually charged selfies and promotional advertisements for her adult sex toy line that clutter her Instagram are smushed in-between pictures of her seven-year-old daughter. In the same row on Farrah’s Instagram page you can find a video of a practically nude Farrah trying to squeeze her ginormous boobs into an extra small bra, followed by a picture of her daughter Sophia in a pink tiara, next to an advertisement promoting an erotic couples sex toy party. She recently caught a lot of flack for posting a picture of her 7-year-old daughter on Snapchat where she was wrapped around a pole at a playground. The photo itself was innocent enough until Farrah captioned it “So this is why the playground is so popular – oh boy,” implying that Sophia was a stripper in training. Please do us all a favor Farrah, and stop sandwiching your daughter's face between porn.
12 Lindsay Lohan
Do you follow Lindsay Lohan on social media? If you aren’t one of the 9.3 million people following her on Twitter, then you should start right now — because the majority of her tweets will have you asking, WTF? Like this tweet where LiLo posted her return to Facebook on the wrong social media site, Twitter: “Hello Facebook. Yes, this is actually Lindsay. Welcome to my Facebook page!” That’s right, Lohan has one of the most unintentionally hilarious Twitter accounts in existence, and her musings show just how disconnected she is from the rest of the world and their perception of her. As was the case with this tweet, “i need MORE followers i am so sad about this, how can i tell everyone about my 6126 full collection COMING OUT! All clothing.” With 9.3 million followers we think you will be okay Lindsay!
11 Lil Jon
"AWW TWEET TWEET MUTHA F*KAAA.” Famous rapper Lil Jon doesn't take to social media very often, and when he does you can tell that his sites are mostly managed by his PR team announcing upcoming concerts and tours dates. He did make the list thanks to this totally epic tweet that he posted in all caps on Sept 28th, 2010. "WAS RUSHIN HOME TO TAKE A DUMP AND GOT CAUGHT BEHIND A SCHOOL BUS DROPPIN KIDS OFF!! LONGEST 30MINS OF MY LIFFFEEEE!!" TMI Lil Jon, but we love you for it!
10 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus managed to change her wholesome image through a string of downright shocking social media posts over the past few years. When the media first attacked her for posting pictures that depicted her using illegal substances the star unapologetically admitted that, “I put some picture of me smoking weed … on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad.” She then went on to have a very public Twitter feud with her father, when Miley assumed that the reason her parents divorced was because her dad was getting a little too friendly with a woman named Dylis Croman, who starred with Billy Ray Cyrus in the Broadway production of Chicago. She threatened her father via Twitter by saying, “@billyraycyrus since you won’t reply to my texts I’m giving you an hour to tell the truth or I’ll tell it for you.” Although she didn't actually do anything after an hour past, and deleted the post once her father contacted her, it was amusingly dramatic nonetheless. Most recently, Miley took TMI to a whole new level with the Twitter pics she posted of her latest sex toys. She uses social media to push the envelope by promoting her newfound bad girl image all over the Internet, but some argue that Miley's posts are more trashy than rebellious.
9 Kim Kardashian
If Kim Kardashian comes out with a new product, we’ll buy it. Mention her butt in an interview, and we’ll have a viral video on our hands. But Kim, sweet Kim, the shameless posts that plug your beauty line every waking second of the day are getting a bit old, don’t you think? After becoming famous through a sex tape scandal, Kim Kardashian’s social media presence is likely the most interesting thing about her. Her show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, is the definition of #RichPeopleProblems. She went from being a girl struggling to remain in the limelight after a scandal, to a reality superstar, wife, mother, and owner of a booming beauty brand seemingly overnight. But that doesn’t make her incessant vain Instagram posts any less annoying.
Kim did temporarily pull back from social media in 2016, which definitely brought her intolerable level down a bit, but the celebutante returned to social media in early 2017, where she's been posting images of her backside as well as her new @KKWBEAUTY contour kit on an obnoxiously regular basis. Come on Kim, you know if you sell it we are all gonna buy it, so let's back off of the shameless product promotion a bit, shall we? You’re already filthy rich without the excessive social media marketing.
8 Heidi Montag
Some celebrity pages are so shockingly dumb that it's hard not to make fun of them, and Heidi Montag’s Twitter account is a perfect example of this kind of childish rambling. Just imagine Heidi hunched over at her computer, wincing real hard and typing tweets with one finger, as she churns out genius life changing posts such as this one, “Wow I’m up late! It’s must be Saturday!” or “Listening to Christmas music… Never too early to get that Christmas spirit!” WHAT? You’re a famous celebrity Heidi, are you really going to waste everyone’s time with posts like that when we all know your life is full of endless drama? We all saw The Hills, we know! Heidi’s Twitter account is full of boring pointless posts like these that make us question her intelligence and her sanity. Speaking of sanity, does undergoing 10 plastic surgeries in one day classify someone as crazy because Heidi took offense to remarks made over her unnecessary cosmetic procedures and publicly shared her feelings on Twitter in a rare heartfelt post where she stated, "I have no friends! The ones who are pretending to be 'friends' or 'family,' are crazy, angry, broke and BITTER. My last surgery was the best decision of my life!" This is one of the few posts from Heidi where she actually says something real instead of pretending that she is Barbie sharing a perfect dream life with her husband Spencer Pratt, whom we know from his crazy actions on reality TV, is far from anyone’s fantasy of Ken.
7 Justin Bieber
Remember that time Justin Bieber quit Instagram in an act of deviance, while dating Sofia Richie? His social media presence went cold for a few weeks, with only the spare promotional tweet here and there to keep us going. Well that was then, and this is now. After Bieber recently posted 25 photos in a single hour, it's clear that not only is he back, but he's in desperate need of a social media manager ASAP. Bieber has been extremely over active on Twitter lately; first tweeting half a dozen pictures of his pink eye, then sharing nearly 30 photos in less than an hour that appear to be a montage of the past decade of his life. There is truly no rhyme or reason to the photos he posts unless he is trying to free up some space in his iPhone memory. Despite the fact that Bieber clearly has no rules when dealing with his Instagram, he is ranked as having the second highest amount of followers on Twitter, EVER. So what do 26 million people get the pleasure of reading? Nothing really, his Twitter feed is mostly RT’s of compliments from fans. Regardless of his social media popularity, after tweeting half a dozen pictures of his pink eye, Justin Bieber should have his social media privileges revoked.
It’s Rihanna’s world, and the rest of us just tweet in it! Here are some obvious things you can glimpse from her Twitter feed. Rihanna is crazy. Rihanna is high. Rihanna LOVES astrology. Rihanna will post pictures of herself looking like a straight-up junkie and not give a f*ck. She simply has no censor, which is why it’s so entertaining to follow her on social media. Being a public figure with a somewhat racy image, Rihanna has come under fire quite a bit from critics, some of whom happen to be celebrities. However, unlike most stars who ignore the negative comments, Rihanna has no problem speaking her mind, and getting back at people who dis her. The R&B singer engaged in a twitter war after Ciara called her out on the Fashion Police for being impolite at a party. Rihanna responded by tweeting, “My bad ci, did I 4get to tip you? #howrudeofme.” Her inability to let things go online is part of the reason why she has racked up so many feuds with so many fellow celebrities. From Amanda Bynes to Charlie Sheen, no one is safe from Rihanna’s social media wrath, and that is exactly what earned her a spot on our list.
5 Charlie Sheen
It was the eighth season of his CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men, when things went drastically wrong for Charlie Sheen. He was sent to rehab, fired for negative comments he said about the show and its creator, and he sued the network for wrongful termination. So naturally, Sheen decided the best thing to do in a situation like this was to lash out on Twitter with a slew of rants about this termination from the show. He even went so far as to tweet this to Ashton Kutcher who replaced him, “hey Ashton sorry bro all good. now quit barfing on my old brilliant show. Remember Punk'd? how duz it feel?” His tweets during that time were erratic to say the least. Ex-wife Denise Richards, reality star Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna have all been on the receiving end of Sheen’s social media wrath. He tweeted this offensive message to his ex-wife on Fathers Day, “Denise Richards is a shake down piece of s— doosh phace & worse mom alive! A despicable charlatan who sux ISIs ass.” Later Sheen admitted that in addition to his substance abuse problems, he was dealing with his HIV diagnosis at the time. Fortunately, things have calmed down a bit, but Sheen’s Twitter presence is still a weird one. His tweets feature frequent unnecessary line breaks, ellipses, and a copyright symbol for images he doesn’t own.
4 Kanye West
Before he became Mr. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West was arguably the most controversial person on Twitter. He was famous for his rants, and made quite a few enemies with the use of social media. Fortunately, things have been quieter on the West-ern front lately, since West has taken to focusing on promoting his music. Still, looking back at his Twitter history, it’s easy to see that he was screaming for online attention. There are many, many instances that can be called out, but some of the most notable are the time he declared Bill Cosby’s innocence amongst growing allegations of rape, his attack on Wiz Khalifa for using the initials “KK” (which he thought was a reference to his wife Kim Kardashian, when in actuality it was a reference for weed), and when Amber Rose called him out for a very specific sexual interest involving his use of the “backdoor.” And these are just the highlights that took place in 2016.
3 Courtney Love
Courtney Love and social media go together like whiskey and cigarettes. So it's safe to say, that if you’re not following the icon of giving zero f*cks on every platform possible, you’re missing out on not just pure joy, but some really important life lessons as well. Love took over the internet in 2014, with a casual Facebook post that went viral where she claimed to have found missing Malaysian flight 380 by using pedestrian public access satellite software. In homage to how brilliant all of this is, and her either really tight or incredibly loose grip on reality, here is a list of a few of Love’s other fantastically crazy social media moments throughout the years. In 2015 prolific Twitterer, Courtney Love, was forced to pay $350,000 to settle a Twitter based defamation lawsuit over some badly misspelled threatening tweets that she posted several years prior. In a series of Twitter posts written with a unique approach to grammar and spelling, Love called the fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir a “drug-addled prostitute,” a “52 year old desperate cokes ass," and a “nasty, lying, hosebag thief." For good measure, she also posted insulting messages about Simorangkir on MySpace and Etsy where she referred to her as “The nastiest lying worst person I have ever known, a thief a liar [sic]…evil incarnate, vile horrible lying bitch.”
This is just one of several lawsuits that have been filed against Love throughout the years for her unconventional social media antics. Love also has two YouTube series on social media called #COURTNEYon and #LoveOnLove where she does everything from an excellent Nancy Grace impression to themed Google Hangouts with fans. It was on #COURTNEYon that she gave us this fantastic quote, “I don’t think I’ve ever really used the term ‘motherfucker.’ I’d say, ‘fucker.’ There’s too many vowels. It’s too fussy.” In true Courtney Love fashion you can expect everything that she says on social media to be trashy, controversial, and endlessly entertaining.
2 Chris Brown
Whether he’s attacking the Grammys or bashing his exes (sometimes literally...too soon?), Chris Brown has unleashed several rants in a West-like fashion that could give the reigning tirade of social media faux pas a run for his money. The hot-tempered R&B singer slammed Kehlani Parrish after she revealed that she tried to take her own life in March of 2016. Brown’s harshest criticism came when he posted on Twitter, "There is no attempting suicide. Stop flexing for the gram. Doing shit for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad." After being ridiculed for the comment Brown responded on Twitter by saying, "The amount of followers I got and the amount of comments are the amounts of f---s I give." All of this comes after he was forced to delete his Twitter history in 2011, after launching a profanity-filled war against those who continued to discuss his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, that occurred in 2009. Here is one of the famous deleted posts he wrote about Rihanna after the incident, "I know a lot of you wack a**hole (OLD) celebrities probably wanna f*ck my ex, but talking sh*t on me wont get you far! and to be REALLY HONEST, ya’ll wonder why n***a spazzes all the time?" Brown clearly hasn't to learned that taking rants to social media only escalates the situation.
1 Donald Trump
Yes, the word “haters” has now been tweeted by the President of the United States! Unlike any leader before, President Donald Trump regularly uses Twitter to break news, share his (often offensive) views, and feud with critics and celebrities during all times of the day and night. With the mass amount of tweets released by Trump each week, it can be hard to keep up, so here are some of his more noteworthy posts. In June of 2013, Donald Trump posted this raciest tweet which caused a lot of media controversy, “Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and hispanics-a tough subject-must be discussed.” But that was only the beginning, he tweeted this in November 2014, “Sadly, because Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another black president for generations.” He attacked the U.S. Court of Appeals like an angry kindergartener in this post regarding the infamous travel ban, “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” Trump recently used his Twitter to attack the news in this famous post heard around the world, “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC, polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” The President also tends to get involved in celebrity affairs as shown in this tweet: “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…” And this tweet which sparked his feud with actress Rosie O’Donnell: “Rosie is crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb – other than that I like her very much!” Keep it classy Donald Trump, you are after all the leader of our country now.