Top 5 controversial tweets of 2013

Some crazy stuff went down on Twitter in 2013, guys. Most of these were deleted, but we’ve resurrected them in all their glory. Here’s a look back at some of the most controversial moments of the year in 140 characters or less.

Remember these?

1. The Onion called 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis the c-word.

Screengrab via Buzzfeed
Screengrab via Buzzfeed

Yes, The Onion is a satirical news organization, but this one pushed a few buttons, prompting the CEO to eventually apology to Wallis.

2. SpaghettiOs tweeted its cartoon mascot holding an American flag to commemorate Pearl Harbor.

Screengrab via Huffington Post.
Screengrab via Huffington Post.

The backlash was quick and fierce. It didn’t take long for the canned pasta giant to issue an apology, also via Twitter.

3. Dr. Phil asked his Twitter followers whether or not it is OK to have sex with a drunk girl.

Screen shot 2013-12-20 at 4.42.46 PM
Screengrab via salon.com

He quickly deleted that one, but the hashtag #DrPhilQuestions was already trending with outraged responses.

 

4. National Security staffer Jofi Joseph was behind controversial Twitter account @NatSecWonk.

Screengrab via favstar.fm
Screengrab via favstar.fm

So.. he got fired. We guess that’s to be expected when you openly criticize your bosses and the administration you work for.

And in other White House tweets….

White House staffer Dan Pfeiffer tweeted the n-word.

Screen-shot-2013-10-08-at-11.45.45-AM

It seemed like an unfortunate typo, but it definitely caught Twitter’s attention for a minute.

5. Comedian Jenny Johnson taunted Chris Brown — and he took the bait

Screengrab via papermag.com
Screengrab via papermag.com

Chris Brown deactivated his profile for a while after this one. Jenny Johnson got the last laugh.

 


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Breaking: Local

Fiery car, truck crash shuts down Boston's Zakim…

State Police shut down the Zakim Bridge, Rte. 93 northbound, and part of Rte. 93 southbound this morning due to a crash that killed at least one person.

International

South Korea ferry disaster: captain's actions 'tantamount to…

The captain and some crew members of the sunken South Korean passenger ferry Sewol have been accused of 'murderous acts' by their own president, after…

News

Easter Egg hunt horror as skydiver plummets to…

A FAMILY Easter egg hunt ended in horror when a skydiver plummeted to his death in a New York garden after his parachute failed to…

News

Boston Marathon 2014 on high alert, Red Sox…

One year on from the horrific Boston Marathon bombings a ring of steel has been thrown around today's race, and a city stands defiant against…

Television

‘Mad Men’ recap: Season 7, Episode 2, ‘A…

Peggy and Lou are horrible, Bert's racist, Don is honest(ish) and Roger and Pete are frustrated. "A Day's Work" not quite worthy of "This Will Be Our Year."

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox walk off with…

Red Sox pick up first walk off win of 2014

MLB

Red Sox and Orioles meet Monday morning at…

Red Sox and Orioles meet Monday morning at 11 a.m.

NHL

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings…

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings in Game 2

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.