6 Major Celeb Tweet Screw-Ups
Celebrities have people speak for them for a reason — sometimes they don't know when to keep their mouths shut. While some celebrities have someone operate their Twitter account for them, most don't. This leads to some very interesting celeb Tweets. Here are just a few that have led to some career altering mistakes.
1. Amanda Bynes Needs Help
Oh boy, where to begin? Amanda Bynes was, in a way, America's sweetheart. She began her career on Nickelodeon's All That and took several other small roles on various television shows. In 1999, she got her own show on Nickelodeon, The Amanda Show, which ran for three years. She took on various roles throughout the years, and hasn't really been in the spotlight since 2010's Easy A. That changed with Twitter.
Her original account was fairly normal, but after deleting her account and resurfacing under her own name, things have been less than normal. She has lashed out against many celebrities, her parents, and various other people. Her tweets are often incoherent, and her pictures show off a very different Amanda from the one the world once knew.
After accidentally pouring gas on her dog while trying to build a fire outside of a random elderly woman's home, she raced to a nearby liquor store to rinse off the dog. She was then placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold, where she remains to this day.
2. Gilbert Gottfried Aflacked Himself
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried made an insensitive joke that got him canned. Thanks to the prevalence of Wi-Fi and 4G in Los Angeles, as well as Verizon FiOS in L.A. homes, people can share their jokes with the world immediately. After the tsunami and earthquake in Japan in March 2011, Gottfried made several jokes, saying, "Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them," among several other extremely tasteless jokes. Aflac responded by dropping him from its campaign and choosing another voice for its infamous spokesduck.
3. Jose Canseco Is ... Something
Jose Canseco tends to go on incoherent rants. He offers insights on his career, gravity, beer, and whatever else is on his mind. He's quickly approaching 10,000 tweets and has half a million followers. What was once the career of a great baseball player is now viewed as the career of an incoherent, insane babbler. With such tweets as "NEVER milk a farm animal that has just one teat," and "Ancient gravity was much weaker," he's worth following just to see what he'll come up with next.
4. Kanye West Speaks His Mind
Kanye West has a notoriously short fuse. Coupled with the option to share his thoughts immediately with the world, this is a dangerous combination. He's made multiple rants against celebrities, including as recent as last week, when he took aim at Jimmy Kimmel for spoofing one of his radio interviews. He hasn't ruined his career by any means, but he's certainly made people view him in a different light. A personal favorite of his was the tweet where he publicly loathed responsibility, stating, "I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle."
5. Ashton Kutcher Didn't Read
Ashton Kutcher made a critical error in November of 2011. Directly after the firing of Joe Paterno over the child abuse scandal, Ashton took to Twitter and said "How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste." He was quickly met with thousands of replies informing him of his error. As a result, the control of his Twitter account was handed to a media management company. Demi Moore, his wife at the time, later filed for a divorce.
6. Chad Ochocinco Tweets During the Game
On Aug. 24, 2010, Chad Ochocinco decided to tweet during a preseason game. According to the rules of the NFL, player aren't permitted to post messages on social media websites 90 minutes before kickoff and until after post-game media obligations are fulfilled. The tweeting resulted in a $25,000 fine to Ochocinco. He apologized, saying "Dear NFL, I apologize for tweeting during the game but that was two months of my Bugatti payments you just took from me, I won't do it again."
These six celebrities make a strong case for turning their Twitter accounts to a media management company. Regardless, they've provided many entertaining tweets.
Have you ever noticed a celebrity make a crazy tweet? Who was it, and what'd they say?