There’s nothing better to make you feel better about yourself, than digging into a social media meltdown of a celebrity. One thing we could all do a little better: offer more grace to these folks who are feeling the weight of the world with a spotlight on them…That said, let’s not get preachy. There is far too much entitlement to laugh at, random statements to roll our eyes at and general craziness begging for a collective, “What the ___?” (Whichever exclamatory question you prefer.) Here is a sampling of nine social media meltdowns.
9. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is feisty. She has allowed that aspect of her personage to be put on display many times in her impressive career, but never had we been privy to seeing off screen. Let us all give a nod of thanks to YouTube, shall we? Remember when YouTube was about to die, because they couldn’t figure a way to monetize it? Then Google bought it? Yowza!? And it delivered to us the saccharine sweet Reese Witherspoon going toe to toe with a Georgia police officer, demanding her rights as “…an American citizen!” Yep. Reese was intoxicated. So was her husband. That’s why they were pulled over in the first place. Then she was arrested, and dropped the hammer of clout, to which the police officer paid no mind. That guy was ice cold. Of course, we’d all laughed and forgiven Reese before she made her public apology.