Top 5 Celebrities Who Ruined Their Careers With a Twitter Post
They did not just Tweet that!
Never underestimate the power of social media. It’s a good friend but sometimes it can also be your worst enemy. Here are the top 5 celebrities who ruined their careers with a single Tweet.
The damage caused by these social media posts can sometimes be permanent but it can also be a temporary one. This list includes the celebrities who destroyed their careers with a single social media post in one way or another.
5. Azealia Banks
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter is more famous for her social media posts than her singing. In 2016 her album Slay Z was released and pretty well but the fame was not long-lasting. Just a couple of months after the album’s release Azealia Banks posted a rather racist and homophobic post, targetting singer Zayn Malik.
Twitter blocked her account in response and her UK booking agency also gave up on her. It significantly influenced her career.
4. CeeLo Green
Forget You, singer, CeeLo Green was one of the top celebrities of the 2010s and also a judge at the singing competition The Voice. Things were going looking for the Crazy and F**k You star until he made this life-changing tweet about sexual assault.
He was accused of giving this woman ecstasy before sex, which raised the question of consent. The woman claimed to have no memory of the events of the day. In response to the whole controversy, CeeLo tweeted:
People who have really been raped remember.
Ultimately the controversy surrounding his comments resulted in him being canceled from some major projects. His account has since been deleted.
3. Anthony Weiner
It’s one thing knowing what you’re posting and it’s a completely different story when the post is an accident. This is exactly what happened to former Democrat Anthony Weiner. In 2011, he was caught in a sexting controversy. Weiner accidentally posted a sexually explicit photo of himself on his Twitter account, which was meant for someone else.
The controversy resulted in his resignation from Congress. In 2016, the former congressman was reported to have been sexting a 15-year-old girl and it put him behind bars for 15 months. The craziness of this incident landed him on the list of top celebrities with ruined careers.
2. Roseanne Barr
She probably holds the record for the fastest collapse after a comeback. Roseanne Barr was quite famous for her show, Roseanne, that ran from 1988-97. The tv show saw a reboot as well in 2018 on popular demand. Things did not remain the same however after she said this about former United States President Barack Obama’s White House aide Valerie Jarret.
Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.
It has been deleted since but it cost her the show and respect as well.
1. Kathy Griffin
On 30th May 2017, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List star made a highly controversial post involving President Donald Trump. In it, she was seen holding a mock decapitated head of Donald Trump. Griffin went a little too far while expressing her dislike for the US President and received backlash for posting the video. Kathy Griffin apologized just hours after the photo went viral and accepted that she crossed the line. The comedian was fired from various projects immediately. The controversy was a major setback of her career.
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