Biggest Twitter Twits
You wouldn’t expect someone who owns a boutique called Khaos and a makeup line named Khrome to really know how to spell. And Kim Kardashian proved that on November 19 when she described her dinner to her 16 million followers as “#spinach #avacado #pear #apples #yogart” – getting only three of the five actually right. (Does she not have spellcheck?) Just three days earlier, she caused a “kommotion” when she tweeted she was “Praying for everyone in Israel,” angering people for seeming “anti-Palestine.” She quickly deleted the offending post, but later explained, “regardless of religion and political beliefs, there are countless innocent people involved who didn’t choose this, and I pray for all of them and also for a resolution.”
2010, she announced she was retiring from acting, only to change her mind a few days later. But in June, just after she plead not guilty for her April DUI in West Hollywood, the former child star took to the site to beg for help from none other than President Barack Obama … like the guy doesn’t have more important things to do. "Hey @BarackObama . . . I don't drink," wrote Bynes. "Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end.” Unfortunately for the actress, the POTUS didn’t tweet her back.
When she wasn’t getting arrested or accused of stealing stuff, Lindsay Lohan was ruffling feathers on Twitter. In September, she went on a bizarre tweet-a-thon, during which she sent out her prayers to Prince Harry (weeks after his nude pic scandal!), praised Chris Brown at the VMAs, asked the President to lower taxes for millionaires on Forbes’ list, and targeted fellow hot mess Amanda Bynes with "Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?” (Even though Bynes had not gone to trial yet for any of her charges). But she brought on her biggest eye roll in October, just before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, when she asked, “WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace.” The storm went on to kill 131 people and caused $63 billion worth of damage in the United States alone.
If we had a nickel for every time Chris Brown went on a Twitter rant (usually about people still hating him for his 2009 assault on Rihanna) and then deleted it, we'd be rich! But in late November, the singer took it once step further when he deleted his entire account following an extremely foul and offensive Twitter fight with female writer Jenny Johnson. After she called him “a worthless piece of s—t,” Brown responded with, “Take them teeth out when u S—king my d--k HOE.” After she corrected his spelling of the word “ho,” he shot back, “I should fart when ur giving me top.” To that, Johnson commented that Brown’s mother should be so proud of her son’s vocabulary. “Mom says hello,” he replied. “She told me not to shart in ur mouth, wanted me to s--t right on the retina.” Almost immediately, his account was frozen by Twitter before he deleted it all together. As of now, Brown is back on the micro-blogging site … for the time being.
LeAnn Rimes and Brandi Glanville have been fighting over Eddie Cibrian – and over Twitter – for the past four years, and they’re not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. It all came to a head in August when the country singer went into a rehab facility for stress due to the social network (the reality star later described it as “Twehab”). After a brief truce, Glanville started it all up again in early December because she said it was the only way to get her ex and his wife to pay attention to her concerns about their two sons. She then claimed that Rimes drinks too much and takes laxatives to stay thin. Instead of responding on Twitter, Rimes went to TMZ. “It's a shame to have one party constantly spreading lies,” she told the site. “I know this drama is exactly what she wants to create. But Eddie and I hope for everyone's sake, this changes."
From President Obama (and democrats in general) to Rosie O’Donnell, no one was safe from the technological wrath of Donald Trump this year. After the presidential election, the “Apprentice” boss implored his followers to “fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice!” Two weeks later, after Cher tweeted that she had 1,000 new followers that week, Trump replied, “All because of me- people don’t care about you Cher.” (The singer had called out Macy’s for working with a “racist cretin” like The Donald.) The very next day, he took a swipe at heart attack survivor Rosie O’Donnell, calling her a loser. In perhaps his strangest post, Trump gave his own two cents on the fight between Halle Berry’s ex Gabriel Aubry and current fiancé Olivier Martinez, tweeting, “Always drama with Halle B!” And with Trump, too, it seems.
Gwyneth Paltrow found another way to annoy people – aside from doling out high-priced fashion advice on her website, Goop.com. In June, while attending a Jay-Z and Kanye West concert in Paris, she uploaded a photo and captioned it, "Ni**as in paris for real." Although that is the name of the rappers' hit song, people did not take kindly to the white actress' use of the n-word. Two days later, she defended herself, tweeting, "Hold up. It's the title of the song."
Kim wasn’t the only Kardashian who made themselves look silly on Twitter this year. Her younger brother Rob decided to put his personal business on there for all to see when he wrote on December 3 that his ex-girlfriend Rita Ora had cheated on him with “nearly 20 dudes while we were together.” Although he quickly deleted everything, he returned later the same day to tell everyone that he had even gotten the “R.I.P.” singer pregnant at some point. Keepin' it klassy, Rob!
The death of Trayvon Martin gave new life to racial issues in America, and Spike Lee was one of the many celebs who spoke out for justice for the Florida teen who was gunned down by George Zimmerman in March. But the “White Men Can’t Jump” director only added to the negativity when he re-tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman’s home address, along with the message to “reach out and touch” the accused shooter. But there was one big problem: the address belonged to an elderly couple, David and Elaine McClain, who were terrified for their lives. “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address,” Lee wrote. “It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace. Justice In Court.” Since then, Lee has gone back to tweeting about what he knows best: The New York Knicks.
After making a really bad rape joke during one of his stand-up shows in Los Angeles in July, comedian Daniel Tosh apologized for the poor judgment on Twitter – and then managed to offend even more people when he added a very unfunny hashtag. “The point i was making before i was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them,” Tosh wrote, before adding, “#deadbabies.” As can be imagined, that didn’t go over so well either. Despite the tasteless “joke,” the “Tosh 2.0” host must still have his fans … because that post was re-tweeted nearly 4,000 times.