With the rise of social media, celebrities are given the opportunity to connect with fans on a more personal level and share their thoughts, feelings and events that lend insight to the kind of person they are in real life. However, sometimes they forget their public audience is in the millions and their tweets, Instagram posts and messages can get them in a lot of trouble. Check out these 12 celebs whose over share scarred their careers!
Azealia Banks isn't shy to share her opinion on anything and everything in the world of social media, no matter how ranty or blunt it may be. However, she went way too far when she went on a Twitter attack against former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Making a reference to him smelling like curry, her racist and Islamophobic words prompted Twitter to suspend her account for "abusive tweets and behavior."
We all loved Amanda Bynes when she was the teen queen of millennial movies. Then, in 2013, mental illness took over and her downward spiral began. Using Twitter as her playground for inappropriate posts, she really took it to another level when she tweeted “I want @Drake to murder my vagina.” It was confusing, awkward, and presented a really gnarly visual, which quickly took her from a rising star to an actress with a ruined reputation.
After a 20-year-old deposition surfaced in 2013, where the southern cooking queen admitted to using the n-word "once or twice," Paula Deen lost her cooking show on The Food Network, endorsement deals and product lines. Even after a tearful apology, her career has never been the same.
Charlie Sheen has had his fair share of trouble and attention stemming from his loud mouth and bad behavior, but it was his Twitter rant in 2011 attacking his Two and a Half Men boss, Chuck Lorre, that got him fired from the show. However, his antics made him a pop-culture icon when his #winning and #tigerblood became trending topics.
These days, everyone is very much in support of #FreeKesha , with or without all the facts on what’s going on between her at Dr. Luke. BUT .back in 2012, Kesha tweeted a photo of herself peeing in the street. Sure, many a drunk girl has probably pulled the same move on a shameful night in a dire emergency, but we didn’t need to see this crusty act on the Internet. It didn't win anyone over.
Justin Bieber has grown up and managed to morph into a tattooed and sort of buff man. With his physical change, comes his incessant need to over share his abs on every corner of social media. However, when he got tired of showing off his tummy and posted a pic of his bare butt for the world to ogle on Instagram, it caused a major uproar prompting Justin to take it down, and apologize. However that still hasn't stopped him from posting other inappropriate pics since.
After Taylor Swift donated $250,000 to help Kesha cover her legal fees while she battles SONY and Dr. Luke, Demi Lovato took to Instagram and Twitter to vent her frustration over the gesture. "I just give more f--ks than other people and would rather start a dialogue ABOUT WOMEN COMING FORWARD ABOUT BEING RAPED than throw money at one person." This caused a huge backlash from fans, who accused Demi of trying to take attention away from the real issue at hand. This tarnished Demi's reputation, and the "Confident" singer came back with a sincere apology.
Using social media to accuse Drake of not writing his own raps, Meek Mill only hurt his own career. Drake responded to the claims by producing two diss tracks, one of which landed in the top 3 on the Billboard charts. The Internet couldn't produce memes fast enough dogging Meek, which carried on for what felt like forever. Whoops.
After Caitlyn Jenner decided to publicly present herself to the world, Drake Bell posted a tweet stating, "Sorry...still calling you Bruce." The backlash was immediate and Drake removed the tweet. Though he issued an apology, it didn't do much to smooth ruffled feathers, as he still referred to Caitlyn as a "he" in present tense. Sigh.
James Franco has been a crush worthy celeb for years, but when news broke that the 38-year-old was hitting on a 17-year-old Scottish girl he met in NYC via Instagram direct message, the girl didn't hesitate to post the suggestive exchange online. James quickly went from being known as an Oscar nominated actor to a creepy older dude who hits on underage girls. Eeesh.
When legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired in 2011 for not doing enough in responding to allegations that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused children, Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter to express his feelings about the firing."How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste." Following his ignorant tweet, a landslide of insults and anger flooded the twitterverse, which prompted Ashton to research the reason for the firing and backpedal on his initial tweet. He deleted it, issued an apology, and handed over his Twitter account to be run by his management company.
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