Social media, and Twitter especially, has given celebrities a medium to express their opinions and connect with their fans instantly, as well as to share their beliefs with their fans worldwide. While this has been great in many respects and has made many celebrities appear more down to earth and connected to their fans, it has also resulted in them expressing ridiculous opinions and hurtful jokes.
Why is that, you might wonder? Celebrities always appear so put-together and groomed during interviews. But you see, celebrities can prepare for interviews and often get coaching from their PR team. With social media, celebrities feel tempted to show their true colors. They tend to skip the step of showing their social media messages to their PR team and instead take to the keyboard themselves.
And while in many cases this has been great, in other cases it has shown that some of our favorite celebrities are not in actual fact nice people at all. In fact, in some cases, Twitter has resulted in us losing respect for our beloved celebrities.
Of course, when celebrities realize that they have made a faux pas, they instantly delete the tweet and pretend as if it never happened. But there is no such thing as a deleted tweet or a deleted social media message on the internet.
15. Denise Richards Tweets Her Number
Remember that time when Denise Richards tweeted her phone number for everyone to see? Thousands of fans were overjoyed and quick to reach out to her. But obviously, the tweeting of the phone number was a mistake – what kind of celebrity would be silly enough to share their actual phone number with the whole world?
Apparently, the actress thought she was DM-ing a close friend and didn’t realize she was actually tweeting her number onto her Twitter page. After Richards deleted the tweet and changed her phone number, she said – “ok number is changed!! Won’t make that mistake again.”
14. Amanda Bynes Calls People Ugly
No press is bad press? Amanda Bynes seems to think so. Remember that time when she tweeted a number of posts naming celebrities she thought were ugly? Those that appeared on her Twitter tirades includes Zac Efron, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Drake, Rihanna, her own father and Michelle and Barrack Obama.
As you can imagine, very few fans found Bynes insulting Michelle and Barrack Obama funny. One Twitter user said – “You’re ugly on the inside AND outside!” Another said – “Wow. You’re a horrible person. Truly horrible.” Still another simply remarked – “U took it too far.”
13. Justin Bieber Tweets His Enemy’s Phone Number
In 2010, Justin Bieber tweeted what appeared to be his phone number – “everyone call me 248-XXX-XXXX or text :)” As you can probably imagine, thousands of Bieber’s fans retweeted the tweet in astonishment, hoping that it was indeed Bieber’s number.
However, the phone number tweeted by Bieber did not actually belong to him but rather to a Detroit teenager, Kevin Kristopik, who later tweeted – “Thanks for giving out my # @justinbieber.”
A few hours later Kristopik had received over 10,000 messages and numerous calls. Apparently, Kristopik had previously hacked into Bieber’s friend’s twitter in order to get Bieber’s phone number. Bieber tweeting Kristopik’s number was simply an act of revenge.
12. Mary J. Blige Is Upset People Underestimate Her “Intelligents”
Remember that time when Mary J Blige tried to prove people that she is far more intelligent than they think and thus tweeted – “Why is it that people always try to underestimate my intelligents? They should never do that!” That kind of backfired. As you can imagine, what followed was serious mocking and disbelief.
Later, the singer tweeted – “So Sorry for my miss spelling of the word Intelligence. Thanks for checking me. This is how we learn.” She really shouldn’t have done that for she once again misspelled a word, this time “misspelling”. Awkward..
11. ‘How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren’t Real’
Jaden Smith is known for his “deep” and “insightful” tweets such as – “If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society.” Of course, his tweets often result in ridicule and mockery and some are even turned into memes.
For example, remember the weird post about mirrors and eyes that Smith tweeted in 2013? He said – “How Can Mirrors Be Real if Our Eyes Aren’t Real.” This has been turned into a meme.
However, it has also sparked serious discussion on Reddit – “Mirrors are reflective surfaces that reflect light in a way that preserves much of its original quality subsequent to its contact with the mirrors. What makes us confident in this quality? Our eyes, seeing the quality in effect. Let’s assume, that our eyes aren’t real i.e the concept of eyes and eyesight are results of mass psychosis. Now, how do we know that the mirrors still have the reflective quality?”
10. Russell Brand Tweets An Unflattering Picture Of Katy Perry
You should never post unflattering photos of your significant other on social media if you want to maintain a good relationship. Obviously, the comedian Russell Brand didn’t get the memo that time he tweeted a photo of his then wife, Katy Perry, with no makeup.
The unflattering photograph appears to have been taken just as the singer was waking up. Obviously, Perry was not happy with the photo and probably made Brand take it down because it disappeared shortly after it was posted.
9. Kim Kardashian’s Support For Israel
In 2012, Kim Kardashian, wanting to weigh in on the Israel-Hamas conflict, tweeted – “Praying for everyone in Israel.” Later, she also added – “Praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!”
However, after Kardashian’s followers took offence, the reality TV star quickly deleted the tweets. Later, Kardashian tried to explain the reason behind her tweets as well as the reason for deleting them – “I want to own up to and explain that earlier today I sent out two tweets about saying prayers for the people in Palestine and Israel and after hearing from my followers, I decided to take down the tweets because I realized that some people were offended and hurt by what I said, and for that I apologise.”
8. 50 Cent Mean Tweet
When you’re a celebrity you have to be kind of nice to your fans, which means holding off on any mean remarks. Some celebs are better at this than others. The rapper 50 Cent used to be terrible at social niceties but after an uproar on twitter he learned his lesson.
What happened was this – an overeager fan annoyed the rapper and he responded with – “yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic.” He also added – “I don’t want no special ed kids on my time line follow some body else.”
As you can imagine, the tweets upset countless of people, including the actress and autism activist Holly Robinson Peete who has an autistic son. The actress ended up writing an open letter to the rapper about his behavior.
7. ‘Y I Drive The Lambo?’
We all know that drinking and driving is just not cool. After all, it’s stupid and reckless and can endanger not only your life but also the lives of others. That’s why so many Bow Wow’s fans were disappointed when he tweeted that he was drunk driving – “ Face numb im whipping the lambo. Tispy [sic] as f–k” and “I’m f—ed up!!! Ohh damn. Y I drive the lambo. Chris [Brown] might have to drive after next spot.”
6. Susan Boyle’s Hilarious Hashtag
In 2012 Susan Boyle’s PR team came up with a specific hashtag to promote her new album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage. The hashtag was #susanalbumparty. If read correctly, it was supposed to say ‘Susan album party.’ However, the hashtag could also be read as ‘Su’s anal bum party.’
As you can imagine, that caused a lot of hilarity. The comedy actor David Schneider said – “Susan Boyle might want a word with her social media team – #susanalbumparty doesn’t read well as a hashtag.”
5. Jason Biggs Malaysian Flight Disaster Tweets
You shouldn’t joke about tragedies but some people do anyways. Take the Orange is the New Black star Jason Biggs who tweeted a joke about the Malaysian flight disaster (it crashed at the Russian border in Ukraine) – “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?”
It did not take long for Biggs to regret his tweet as his fans soon began leaving him comments such as – “Way too soon for a joke like this; families don’t even know” and “Was your sense of humor on that flight?”
Biggs attempted to defend himself at first and tweeted – “Hey all you ‘too soon’ a–holes it’s a f—ing joke. You don’t have to think it’s funny, or even be on my twitter page at all.” However, later he apologized – “Hey all – ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were there.”
4. Rita Ora Didn’t Get Enough Retweets
In 2014, Rita Ora excitedly tweeted that if she gets 100,000 retweets she would release her new song early. However, to her embarrassment (and the embarrassment of her fans no doubt) she didn’t actually manage to get 100,000 retweets. In fact, she only got 2,000 retweets.
So to save her face, Ora did what any one of us would do: she deleted the tweet and pretended it never happened. And when she was called out on it, she insisted that her account was hacked – “By the way my Twitter got hacked somebody is threatening to release new music I’ve worked really hard on. Nothing comes out until I’m ready.”
3. Demi Lovato Creeped Out By Older Fans
We all know how important it is that celebrities are nice to their fans. After all, without their fans celebrities would not be famous. However, some still chastise and ridicule their fans nevertheless. Take Demi Lovato, for example. Some years ago she tweeted about how she is always creeped out by her older male fans.
In a series of tweets that were later deleted, Lovato said – “Soooo sleepy. Dallas, Texas, here I come!!! :D It always creeps me out when there are old men waiting at the airport for autographs… :| hmmmm… If you have gray hair… You probably shouldn’t be looking up my flight details and waiting on me… #justsayin’ Hahaha. “I’m a huge fan!” me: “name one of my songs.” Old guy: “ummm…” hahaha go wait on someone legal and more famous (you’ll make more money) Anyway so excited to meet all of my Dallas friends tomorrow at Stonebrair mall!!! Who’s coming?! (older fans still wanted) :P”
2. Alexa Chung’s Dream About Karl Lagerfeld
A few years ago Alexa Chung had a strange dream that bewildered her and thus she decided to share it on Twitter – “Woah I just had a strange (sexy) Karl Lagerfeld dream. I don’t want to talk about it.” A few minutes later Chung decided that she did not in actual fact want to share this information with the whole word. So she deleted the tweet.
But it was too late. Her fans had already taken screenshots of the tweet and had already shared it with their friends. As Amy Odell from BuzzFeed said, “Dear celebrities: if you delete things on the internet they never really go away.”
1. Kanye West’s Rant
Remember that time when Jimmy Kimmel mocked Kanye West’s Radio 1 interview? You have to admit it was an interview that deserved to be mocked. After all, during it West declared that he is the number one rock star in the whole world.
Naturally, West was less than pleased with the talk show host’s mockery and decided to confront him like a man. So he took to Twitter and lashed out at Kimmel, saying that he had a “crazy” face. He also said that he did not have as much success with women as West did.
However, Kimmel got back at West when he mockingly addressed them at the opening monologue of his show right after West took to Twitter.
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