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10 Times Celebrities Failed At Social Media
Celebrities often seem perfect, untouchable, classy. However, they are human beings just like the rest of us and often make mistakes. Some of the biggest faux paus have occurred on sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Check out some of the biggest mistakes top celebs have made on social media.
#10 - Chris Brown
Rapper Chris Brown showed his fans just how classy he was with a tweet after he won his first Grammy. His tweet, which said "Hate all you want I got a Grammy now!" and included profanity, was not well-received. His fans became even more disturbed by his unflattering behavior on top of his scandal with Rhianna and brushes with the law.
#9 - Rob Kardashian
Back in 2012, Rob Kardashian posted a tweet saying he was headed to law school soon, tagging a university in the post. Unfortunately for Rob, the school he tagged spilled the beans - Kardashian hadn't even applied, and certainly wasn't going to be attending their university any time soon. Talk about embarrassing.
#8 - Russell Brand
Shortly after Russell Brand married Katy Perry, he decided it would be a good idea to post a picture of his beautiful wife - after just waking up and with no makeup on. The shot was very unflattering and looked like it was taken with a camera phone. It was quickly removed; Brand undoubtedly had to answer to his new wife for his actions!
#7 - Rihanna
R&B artist Rihanna went on a visit to Thailand for her tour and posted an unfortunate picture of herself with an endangered slow loris. Because of the slow loris' dwindling numbers, it is illegal to handle them. Rihanna's photo ended in two arrests - negative publicity for her, but a win for animal activists everywhere.
#6 - Charlie Sheen
Actor Charlie Sheen is known for his wild attitude and bad behavior, and he also had a social media fail a few years back. When using Twitter, Sheen accidentally published his personal phone number publicly, instead of sending it to Justin Bieber as intended. There's no doubt he had to change his number pretty much immediately.
#5 - James Franco
James Franco recently had a scandal which involved Instragram - and a 17 year old minor. In screenshots, the girl, a tourist from Scotland, demonstrated how Franco attempted to pick her up through Instagram comments and text messaging. Pictures confirmed that it was actually the celeb sending the messages. He later went on to say he's not "thirsty for underage ones", although we're not so sure.
#4 - Spike Lee
Spike Lee found himself in very hot water after he tweeted what he believed was George Zimmerman's address publicly. Unfortunately, he tweeted the wrong address, and a family found themselves harassed. Lee ended up having to pay them compensation, which probably amounted to quite a lot of dough.
#3 - Courtney Love
Courtney Love is well-known for her eccentric behavior, which extends to her social media accounts. On her Twitter account, she once posted an aggressive and nasty tweet to her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, on her 18th birthday, wanting to know why the girl had "destroyed anything I could build that is positive." This is just one of Love's many Twitter meltdowns. If you are looking for cheap entertainment, just follow Love.
#2 - Mark Cuban
When Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, posted an angry complaint in tweet form about a referee in a Nuggets vs. Mavericks game, he learned how social media can come back to bite you. Cuban became the first person ever to be fined by the NBA due to a social media post. He had to pay $25,000 for his short tweet - ouch.
#1 - Adam Richman
In a very recent blunder, Adam Richman, host of former Travel Network show Man vs. Food, put his foot in his mouth by using an inappropriate hashtag. Instead of owning up and apologizing, Richman went on to verbally attack other users with profanity and suggest that they commit suicide. His upcoming show, Man Finds Food, has been pulled due to his antics.