10 Seriously Overblown Twitter Scandals
When it comes to social media, everything flows through Twitter. We must pay homage to the #hastag originator, and recognize that whether through Hootsuite, Everypost or SocialOomph, all rivers flow to the original #trendingsource of Twitter. This is especially true for social media scandals featuring a list of most beloved celebrities who screw up, and obviously need to be thrown under the nearest bus! Consider 10 exceptionally overblown Twitter scandals that caused far too many people to offer faceless, online lambasting to the Tweeting source.
10. James Franco
Franco. One doesn’t even need to say James anymore. He is simply Franco. And whether he got in trouble via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, (it was Instagram) it doesn’t really matter. Bottom line, he liked to go fishing via social media. It’s no secret that this guy will schloop anything with two legs, a pretty face and a pulse–he doesn’t even ask if they have diseases. So, when Franco tried to pick up an underage teen via social media, Twitter exploded. Everyone overreacted with curiosity, except the legal authorities who might have taken interest into such behavior for obvious reasons. James Franco was left with egg on his face, but recovered nicely with a “oops” that everyone could laugh at.
9. Anthony Weiner
When a male politician shares pictures of his dong via Twitter, is it really so surprising? Such was the case with Anthony Weiner, who is a different kind of celebrity. Yes, Weiner offered d-pics to a 21 year old college student, and then when the student sold him out, he started lying about it. Initially he went with the traditional argument: My account was hacked, that’s definitely not Weiner’s wiener… but sadly, anyone who recognized his Jr. member knew–especially his wife. Eventually, Weiner came clean about his pics, and suggested that he continued lying because he was embarrassed. The scandal was so overblown it was dubbed “Weinergate.”